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Scarsdale Congregational Church
One Heathcote Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Phone: 914-723-2111
Fax: 914-723-3684
E-Mail: sccoffice@verizon.net

Formed in October 2015, The Interfaith Coalition Against Gun Violence (ICAGV) is open to anyone who seeks to end gun violence and believes that if we work together, we can make a difference. If you would like to join this effort, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The ICAGV’s Statement of Purpose is: We stand for the right to live in a safe society where we work to prevent irresponsible gun violence, where no life is lost or harmed by a bullet due to an accident or a violent act. We exist to inform and educate others about the issues and facts concerning gun violence in our country and what can be done to stop it. We are bound together across all faiths by a love of our fellow human beings. By working together and helping to expand peace across our nation, we honor God.

 

What You Can Do

Here are some action items for you to take to prevent gun violence:


1) Join an advocacy group:

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is a non-profit organization devoted to stopping gun violence. For a list of 5 things you can do to reduce gun violence, click here.


2) Learn more about gun violence at these websites:

  • ·       Americans for Responsible Solutions - an organization founded by Gabby Giffords and her husband to encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership.
  • ·       Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - a national organization with the mission to create a safer America for all of us that will lead to a dramatic reduction in gun deaths and injuries.
  • ·       Campaign to Unload - a group of 50 organizations united to encourage institutional investors and pension fund managers to divest gun stocks.
  • ·       Coalition to Stop Gun Violence – an organization that seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy
  • ·       Everytown for Gun Safety - a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities; the organization includes Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and Everytown Survivor Network.
  • ·       Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence - a national law center focused on providing legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention and the promotion of smart gun laws.
  • ·       States United to Prevent Gun Violence - 30 state gun violence prevention groups working to make communities safer through common sense laws and anti-violence education.
  • ·       The Trace - a nonprofit media organization dedicated to expanding media coverage of guns in the U.S.

ICAGV Events to Date

 

December 18, 2016       Candlelight Vigil to End Gun Violence

September 25, 2016      Concert Across America to End Gun Violence with pianist Gwhyneth Chen in a solo recital

September 25, 2016      Partcipated in Concert Across America in New Rochelle 

June 20, 2016                Candlelight Vigil to Honor the Victims of the Pulse Shooting in Orlando

May 24, 2016                 Scarsdale Village Board proclaims June 2, 2016 to be "Gun Violence Awareness Day"

                                          at ICAGV's request

May 4, 2016                   Film Screening of "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA"

December 20, 2015       Candlelight Vigil to End Gun Violence

December 8, 2015         Forum to Address Gun Violence