SPEAKER:Po Murray

Po Murray is a co-founder and chairwoman of the Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and the Newtown Foundation (TNF). The Newtown Action Alliance is an all-volunteer grassroots organization formed after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School to work to bring about legislative and cultural changes that will reduce gun violence, which is a public health crisis in our country. Newtown Action Alliance works tirelessly to build a strong alliance to block the gun lobby efforts to arm anyone everywhere.

The Newtown Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that has been working since the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy to help the community heal and be remembered as the place where positive cultural changes began.

Po is a spokesperson for the Newtown Action Alliance and The Newtown Foundation. Her family has lived in Sandy Hook for 18 years and she is a stay-at-home mother of four children who are graduates of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Po lives in the same neighborhood as the shooter and many families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Po says that the Action Alliance continues to push for passing common sense gun safety legislation at the local, state and federal levels. “Congress has shamefully failed to take action after the Sandy Hook tragedy, however numerous state legislatures passed gun safety laws and in Washington, California and Nevada voters passed various sensible gun safety measures via ballot initiatives. The gun lobby has worked to block legislation at all levels, however, it has seen numerous losses at the state level. Due to recent election outcome, the gun lobby has been emboldened to loosen state and federal gun safety laws.”

To learn more about Po and the work of NAA, visit their website: https://www.newtownactionalliance.org

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