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Democracy for New York City applauds Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for their actions today in passing and signing the toughest gun control law in the nation. The memories of those children killed in Newtown have been honored.
There is a lot happening with regards to gun control.
-- President Obama is set to announce actions that he will take on Wednesday.
-- Our friends at Moveon are sponsoring more than 230 Community Committee Against Gun Violence gatherings around the country on Thursday, including several in the NYC area. Come meet with fellow progressives and lets discuss how to fight the epidemic of gun violence on the local level. More info is here:
-- The Brady Campaign, which is dedicated to promoting the fight against gun violence and gun deaths, has on their website links to many resources on these issues. They encourage everyone to write their representatives in Congress and demand action.