A Vigil of Remembrance and Mourning took place last night at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington DC to Commemorate 400,000 victims and survivors of gun violence since December 2012.
5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy will be joined this morning by advocates for gun violence prevention to talk about the current state of gun violence in the United States and to demand action.
The Chair of Newtown Action Alliance and the Newtown Foundation. the President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and more than 80 family members of victims and survivors of gun violence from 20 states will be on hand for the remarks. Carlee and Matthew Soto, the sister and brother of Sandy Hook School teacher Victoria Soto; Gilles and Joyce Rousseau, parents of teacher Lauren Rousseau; Hannah D’Avino, sister of educator Rachel D’Avino; and Francine and David Wheeler, parents of 1st grader Ben Wheeler will be among the Connecticut delegation.
The parents of journalist Alison Parker, who was killed on live television in Virginia, the daughter of a San Bernardino worker, two survivors of the Pulse Nightclub shooting also plan to attend.