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One Year Later

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.

The Last Time I Saw Ben Wheeler

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

The last time I saw Ben Wheeler, he and his big brother Nate were eating chocolate-chip pancakes and being terribly silly. Nine months after the pancake breakfast, I got a strange voicemail: There had been another school shooting, this time in Connecticut.

'I Promise This Time There Will Be Change'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Connecticut last week was not alone in moving forward on gun safety. New York, Colorado, and Maryland have all passed new gun violence prevention legislation in the last four months. In each of these states, ordinary citizens have said no more and lawmakers have displayed the courage to listen and lead. Now it's time for Congress to lead for children and for all of us in every state -- not just some -- to demand action not obstruction and to put protection of child and citizen safety ahead of guns -- especially deadly assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines that should not be in civilian hands. The gun violence prevention bills pending in Congress deserve a vote. This time there must be change.

149 Million Points of Origin

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

"I'm not done being the best father I can be for Ben -- not by a very long measure." This was recently declared by parent David Wheeler, whose 6-year-old son, Ben, was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th.