Friday was a tragic day and we are all still reeling from the devastating news from Newtown. As parents and members of this community, we feel the heartbreak for these families and the community at large. The internet and social network sites are abuzz with questions of 'what can we do?'
Instead of sitting back and feeling hopeless, a group of concerned parents from many districts in Fairfield County (Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Wilton) have decided to come together on Monday morning at 11 a.m. to address this very issue: What can we do as parents to ensure the safety of our children? For some, this means addressing what is being done at the local level, for others its a question of National legislation on gun safety laws.
We have invited the head of the CT Coalition Against Gun Violence to join our group and we are delighted that he is available and willing. The purpose of our initial meeting is to come up with some immediate actionable items and next steps.
The meeting will be at Christ and Holy Trinity Church on Church Lane in downtown Westport, right near the YMCA. Please RSVP if you are planning on coming as the
response has been strong so we are trying to get a sense of numbers. We encourage you to pass along this email/RSVP information.
If you (or anyone you think may be interested) will attend Monday's meeting, please click on this link and fill out the brief form.