Media Kit
Talk to us

News Apr 3, 2014 - 9:58:50 AM

Rep. Elizabeth Esty Congratulates White House Champions of Change Award Recipients from Newtown

By Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5)

Font size: Small Big
Email this article
 Printer friendly page
Share this article:
facebook Yahoo! MyWeb Digg reddit Furl Blinklist Spurl
Buy the "As seen on" mug
NEW BRITAIN, CT - Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) congratulated Newtown residents, Mark Barden and Sarah Clements, for winning the White House Champions of Change Award for their advocacy on gun violence prevention. Mark Barden, whose son Daniel was killed at the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is the Director of Advocacy for Sandy Hook Promise. Sarah Clements is a senior at Newtown High School and the founder of the Junior Newtown Action Alliance, where she works with a national network of young people on gun violence prevention. Sarah’s mother is a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School and survived the shooting.

“My heartfelt congratulations to Mark and Sarah for receiving their very well-deserved “White House Champions of Change” awards. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Mark and Sarah over this past year, and I’m inspired each and every day by their strength and their advocacy. The senseless, horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School broke our hearts, but the advocacy of Mark, Sarah, the entire Newtown community, and countless others working to reduce gun violence across the country show that our spirit is not broken.

“Washington has failed to meet that call to action to enact commonsense gun violence prevention measures, and the costs of inaction are unacceptable. Mark and Sarah have helped spark a movement of urban, rural, and suburban communities across the country united by their commitment to saving lives and reducing gun violence. They will not give up, and I will not give up. However long it takes, we will keep fighting to enact commonsense laws to keep our families and our communities safe from gun violence.”

© Copyright by Some articles and pictures posted on our website, as indicated by their bylines, were submitted as press releases and do not necessarily reflect the position and opinion of, Stamford Plus magazine, Canaiden LLC or any of its associated entities. Articles may have been edited for brevity and grammar. Photos without a credit line are "contributed photos".

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Note: We reserve the right to delete posts at any time if we decide that they are offensive or distasteful.
Connecticut Senate Passes Bill Equalizing Access to Higher Education and Institutional Aid for Immigrant Students
More Than 150 Connecticut High School Students Face Off in Stock Market Challenge
Circus Storytime with Clare Pernice At Weston Library, April 19
Bridgeport Steps into Summer with Mayor Ganim’s Sidewalk Repair PILOT Program
Connecticut Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook

Top of Page
 is part of the Canaiden Online Media Network.
Stamford Plus Online | Norwalk Plus Online | | Best of Norwalk | Best of Stamford | Hauterfly Magazine |

Copyright ©2005-2010 Canaiden,LLC All Rights Reserved.