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2022 Year In Review — SD4GVP

2022 Year In Review — SD4GVP

We spent 2022 gradually emerging from pandemic mode: spending more time face to face with members of our community, canvassing for GVP candidates and braving contentious crowds at City Council and County Board of Supervisor events. We continued telling elected...

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10th Annual Vigil For All Victims of Gun Violence

10th Annual Vigil For All Victims of Gun Violence

December 17, 2022 We remember the victims and Move forward together to end gun violence.  Our Speakers & Contributors The Very Reverend Penny BridgesDean, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral where diversity is respected, encouraged and protected; member, Mayor’s...

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Giving Tuesday — Gun Locks for Gun Violence Prevention

Giving Tuesday — Gun Locks for Gun Violence Prevention

HELP US END GUN VIOLENCE Today is Giving Tuesday and we know you will receive many requests to support charitable organizations. Why does San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention deserve your donation this year? Because there is a clear and present threat on the...

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SD4GVP Receives Rotary Peace Award

SD4GVP Receives Rotary Peace Award

SD4GVP was honored recently with San Diego Rotary's Peace Award. The $1,000 award will help us fund our return to in-person events, along with the many expenses -- printing, tabling fees, insurance -- that come with those events. Our heartfelt thanks go to Rotary for...

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Season of Peace Continues to Engage Communities

Season of Peace Continues to Engage Communities

We’ve been working in the community long enough to realize that there’s no single, big way to prevent gun violence. There are hundreds of little ways. So, when SAY San Diego invited SD4GVP to take part in a Season of Peace event to welcome youngsters back to school,...

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Tipping Point: The Weathervane in the Classroom

Tipping Point: The Weathervane in the Classroom

“The last couple of years have been a hot mess.” True words spoken by a 16-year-old student a short time ago. While some folks may not relate to this trendy term of “hot mess,” the gravity of the sentiment resonates with almost all of us. The rough emotional...

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Tipping Point: Las Vegas Music Festival

Tipping Point: Las Vegas Music Festival

When I look back, ever since I was a teenager, the effort to prevent gun violence has touched me. Meeting Jim Brady I was a Maryland high school student interested in journalism, Washington politics and the press. I remember when the 1981 assassination attempt on...

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Tipping Point: Sandy Hook

Tipping Point: Sandy Hook

It was December 14, 2012. I had just gotten off work and was settling into my car to go home. I started the engine. The radio, set to NPR, came on. I’ll never forget that moment. Robert Siegel was reporting on the massacre of 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook...

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Tipping Point: When the Someone Who Will Do Something Is You

Tipping Point: When the Someone Who Will Do Something Is You

I might describe my decision to get involved in gun violence prevention as a tipping “journey” rather than a single point. I’ve watched gun violence wreak havoc and devastation in the world around me for my entire life. Growing up with active shooter drills I have...

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