From the Executive Director
Hello and welcome to our September Newsletter:
The Summer of 2022 seemed to fly by and now we are gearing up for a busy Fall. For back to school, we are raising awareness around the dangers of arming teachers in our K-12 public schools and providing information about which colleges and universities are forced to allow guns on campus. Add to that, of course, we are full speed ahead for our Annual Benefit in October. Read more about our advocacy work below and check out our sister site, ArmedCampuses.org to learn about the differences state to state in campus gun laws as your kids begin looking at college for next year.
On the Federal side, we continue to work with our colleagues to push the U.S. Senate to pass the Federal Ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, along with Ethan’s Law –requiring safe gun storage. Both of these measures have already passed the House and you can take action below to urge Senators to pass these bills now.
In Georgia, our community outreach efforts are in full-swing, as we continue to spread the word about the necessity of locking up guns in the home and voter registration. Read more below.
Our Annual Benefit is just six weeks away! We have a great event planned October 21st at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY and hope to see as many folks from the tri-state area there. Invitations are now in the mail and you can also purchase sponsorship and tickets online – see more info below.
In the workplace giving front, we are pleased to announce that The Campaign is a national partner of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and in New York State, The Campaign is a statewide partner of the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA). If you are federal worker or NYS employee, please consider designating The Campaign this year.(more info below).
September is Suicide Prevention Month – please see our resource information below.
Finally, thank you for taking actions when we ask and for supporting The Campaign with your gifts. Your generous donations throughout the year make a huge difference and allow this work to continue, touching even more lives. Please consider going the next mile by making a donation to The Campaign today.
Thanks for all you do!
Andy Pelosi, Executive Director/Co-Founder