Our press contact John Kelley;  jkelley@newtownaction.org917-679-6475

For Immediate Release

November 11, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY

NATIONWIDE VIGIL TO BE HELD DECEMBER 9 COMMEMORATING VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE ON THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF SANDY HOOK SHOOTINGS

WHO: The Newtown Foundation, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence and St Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill

WHAT: Will be holding the 3rd Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence in commemoration of the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, as well as the 90,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012. As of today, over 75 family members of victims of gun violence and survivors from cities and towns in 16 states are expected to attend the National Vigil in Washington D.C. A busload of community members from Newtown, including Trinity Episcopal Church Children’s Choir, will also be attending.

The National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence will lead Vigils to #EndGunViolence across the country, as well as internationally. Currently over 160 local events and vigils are being planned in 36 states, Washington D.C., Mexico and China.

WHERE:

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Capitol Hill

301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003

WHEN: December 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM

CONTACTS:

The Newtown Foundation: John Kelley; jkelley@newtownaction.org;

917-679-6475

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence: Vincent DeMarco; demarco@mdinitiative.org; 410-591-9162

St Marks Episcopal Church: Justi Schunior; Justi.Schunior@stmarks.net; 202-543-0053 ext. 302

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The Newtown Foundation is a Newtown-based, all volunteer organization formed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Our mission is “To provide comfort, education, scholarship and other support and resources to people and communities impacted by, and living or growing up among or in the aftermath, of violence in American society; and to help them lead the way toward positive cultural change over the long term.” Learn more about the Newtown Foundation at http://newtownaction.org/newtown-foundation/.

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence is a diverse coalition of more than 50 denominations and faith-based organizations united by the call of our faiths to confront America’s gun violence epidemic and to rally support for policies that reduce death and injury from gunfire. Learn more about Faiths United at http://faithsunited.org.

St Mark’s Episcopal Church is an open community, welcoming people wherever they are on their faith journey. We celebrate the gifts of God that empower us to engage boldly in the struggles of life and care for others with love, justice and compassion. Learn more about St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at http://www.stmarks.net.