Once again, the Newtown Foundation and the Newtown Action Alliance (with support from Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown Survivor Network, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Organizing for Action, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, St Marks Episcopal Church
and Women’s March on Washington) are planning a series of events in Washington D.C. in December leading up to the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy to honor of ALL victims of gun violence and survivors.
We invite immediate family members of victims and survivors of gun violence to join us in D.C. to participate in the beautiful, memorable and important events outlined below.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: TWO-DAY TRIP TO DC
6:00 AM Bus departure from Newtown (& others drive, fly, train or bus in to D.C.)
12:00 PM Arrival in D.C. & welcome lunch with introductions-St Marks Episcopal Church (Address: 301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003 Phone: (202) 543-0053)
1:30 PM Letter delivery & congressional meetings
5:00 PM Dinner-St Marks Episcopal Church (Address: 301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003 Phone: (202) 543-0053)
7:00 PM National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence at St Marks Church
9:00 PM After-vigil reception at St Marks Church
10:00 PM Bus to hotel: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (Only one bus so multiple trips)
7:00 AM Breakfast on your own near hotel
7:30 AM Walk or bus to Capitol Building (Need time to get through Capitol security for the press conference)
10:00 AM Press Conference-Capitol Building (All Families bring their photos of their loved ones)
12:00 PM Lunch-St Marks Episcopal Church (SPEAKER OR FILM TBD)
1:00 PM Letter delivery & congressional meetings
2:00 PM Savoy Book Delivery
5:00 PM Bus departure to Newtown (& others drive, fly, train or bus back home)
TRAVEL STIPENDS: The Newtown Foundation is pleased to offer travel stipends up to $300 per person to immediate family members of victims and survivors of gun violence who is interested in attending the national vigil and participating in other planned events on December 6th and 7th.
LODGING: We are able to provide hotel accommodations for Wednesday night, December 6th for families and survivors who will participate in the events planned for December 6-7th.
FOOD: Lunch/dinner on Wednesday, December 6th and lunch on Thursday, December 7th will be provided at St Marks Episcopal Church.
REGISTRATION: Please register here by November 24th. Registration is required for EACH PERSON attending. If you have others accompanying you, please reload this form when you are finished and complete the form again.
PHOTOS FOR THE VIGIL/PRESS CONFERENCE: Please plan on bringing a photo of your loved ones lost to gun violence or a survivor impacted by gun violence (8×10 or larger).
DRESS CODE: Dress code is business casual and please wear comfortable shoes as there will be a fair amount of walking on Capitol Hill.
The Newtown Foundation
Newtown Action Alliance
*Advocates (non-family members or survivors) should not complete this form below. Advocates from Newtown area and other areas of Connecticut should plan on traveling to D.C. on the complimentary charter bus departing from Newtown. Advocates from other parts of the nation should make their own travel arrangements. Regrettably, we are not able to provide travel stipends for advocates who are not an immediate family member or a survivor of gun violence. All advocates planning on joining us in D.C. should use this link.