Newtown's First Selectman received a standing ovation when she addressed the conference yesterday headlined by Vice President Biden.
First Selectman Pat Llodra called on state and federal officials to not let the tragedy in Newtown become the latest in too long of a list of violent events that don't result in meaningful action. She says the events of December 14th galvanized the world's attention unlike any other event in recent history.
Llodra says the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School came upon Newtown with a vengeance and showed the world that gun violence can happen anywhere. She says the changes needed are not too complex or too difficult to achieve. She called on state and federal lawmakers to take action.
Many of the speakers at yesterday's conference praised Llodra for her courage in the face of such a horrific event.