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We Must Work Together To End Gun Violence

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Neither hate, nor fear, nor violence should be part of daily life. Health care professionals must speak up to protect everyone's civil rights, their lives, and the well-being of our communities.

Much Deeper Than The NRA's Pockets

Nadine Smith | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Nadine Smith

The Senate's failure to impose the bare minimum gun safety measures is unconscionable and I will do my best to remove these cowards from office for dereliction of duty.

Profiles Of The Simply Spineless: Heidi Heitkamp, US Senator Of North Dakota

Mary Buffett | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Buffett

Several years ago after the Newtown massacre, when Adam Lanza took his rage out on a classroom defenseless students and teachers, I wrote a piece castigating a number of Democratic Senators who dug their heads into the sand and refused to close basic background check loopholes.

Orlando United

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

Our national fortitude and belief in ourselves are being tested once more. The massacre in Orlando defies explanation and plainly reminds us that evil...

'It's Difficult to Keep the Momentum Going Begun by the Tragic Shooting at Sandy Hook' Says Nicole Heath

Jessica Mindich | Posted 05.19.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

"I think there are many gun laws that could make all of us safer, but realistically, I think we should just try to close the loophole in the existing background check law."

Brady Campaign Does PR Pratfall with Ad Campaign that Gives Mass Shooters More Fame, Offends Victims

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

Gun violence prevention activists have launched a petition calling for the Brady Campaign to take down its "hypocritical" new "Zero Minutes of Fame" video ad which spotlights the very mass shooters that the campaign is designed to obscure.

Listen to a Story

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Imagine: A room full of New York's finest doctors sitting through a university lecture on how storytelling can help them better appreciate and better connect with their patients.

From Behind Bars, Jon-Adrian Velazquez Works to 'Create Healthy Communities' to Reduce Gun Violence by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.21.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and w...

Filmmaker Abigail Disney advises 'When a film relies on violence for entertainment, walk out.' Interview No. 12

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.   YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and ...

An Interview With Senator Richard Blumenthal Reveals What You Can Do to Intiate Common-sense Reforms

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Jessica Mindich

"A problem as serious and complicated as gun violence will always have multiple causes. One key cause is Americans' easy access to firearms without background checks that would keep firearms away from criminals and others."

Community & Unity Are Essential to Ending Gun Violence in America Interview No. 9 Meet Aquil Crooks by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

Mobilizing With Music for Gun Violence Prevention: Interview No. 8 With 'The Million Mom March' Founder Donna Dees by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

We Need to Talk to People We Disagree With About Fighting Gun Violence says Interview No. 7 Anel Lopez Gorham by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

I am proud to introduce you to each of them and excited to share their insights into how all of us can be a part of the solution to "Raise The Caliber" of our communities.

"If Only..." and "What if...": A Conversation With Sue Klebold About Her Son

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In this conversation with Sue Klebold, I asked her to: Tell me about Dylan As you think of the past say what comes to your mind when you think, "If o...

"Tell Me About Dylan": A Conversation With Sue Klebold About Her Son's Teenage Years

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In this conversation with Sue Klebold, I asked her to: Tell me about Dylan As you think of the past say what comes to your mind when you think, "If o...

'To End Gun Violence, We Must Focus on People,' Says 'The Voice's' Adley Stump in Interview No. 6 by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.09.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and w...

You Can Do Something About It, Interview No. 5: Meet Shepard Fairey

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts
Jessica Mindich

"We live in a country that has largely glamorized the myth of the armed hero who protects the powerless and saves the day."

3 Things Every Citizen Can Do to Make a Difference in Reducing Gun Violence...Meet Gotham Chopra (Interview No. 4)

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and women who are leaders, activists and influencers on the subject of gun violence in America.

I AM DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT...Meet Jennifer Mascia. Her Job is to chronicle who gets shot in America

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Although our backgrounds, experiences and the challenges we face in our work are as complex as the causes and the solutions to this epidemic, all have shown that there is more that can be done to end this senseless loss of human life.

'We Are Doing Something About It' -- How 3 Detroit High School Seniors Are Fighting Illegal Gun Violence

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.09.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and ...

I Am Doing Something About It... Meet Byron Bigelow

Jessica Mindich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

You Can Do Something About It

Jessica Mindich | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

In the days after San Bernardino we were back to pointing fingers of blame instead of taking a long hard look in the mirror and asking what we can do as individuals and as a society to make it stop.

A Newtowner's Perspective: What We Can Do to Bypass Future Events Like Sandy Hook

Andrea Anderson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Good News
Andrea Anderson

I wrote this a few years back shortly after our Sandy Hook/ Newtown incident on 12/14. I held onto the article, but recently, after spending a couple...

Let's Not Shelter in Place Anymore

Susan B. Katz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Susan B. Katz

Students everywhere across this country -- even in the wealthiest of communities -- have regular shelter in place drills to prepare for a potential gunman on campus or as a result of bomb threats. What is our country coming to?

President Obama's Tears Should Be Celebrated

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Janine Francolini

For Obama to not cry would be an indication of a much worse reality -- that we have forgotten the value of human life. A few months ago, after the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama said, "We've become numb to this."