Greenwich Rally 2015 for Sandy Hook Ride on Washington

March 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In front of Greenwich Town Hall
101 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
Greenwich Rally 2015 for Sandy Hook Ride on Washington @ In front of Greenwich Town Hall | Greenwich | Connecticut | United States

For the past two years, 26 cyclists riding as Team 26 have completed the 400-mile ride from Newtown, CT to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness for common-sense gun safety laws and to honor the 26 children and educators killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

Team 26 has announced that its third annual Sandy Hook Ride on Washington will depart from Newtown on Saturday, March 28.

For the second year, the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence is honored to host a rally at Greenwich Town Hall for Team 26 as they journey to Washington. This year, the rally will be held in partnership with Stamford-based The ENOUGH Campaign and the Brady Campaign Southwestern CT Chapter. We will again field Team Greenwich, our riders who will accompany Team 26 as they ride from Ridgefield to Greenwich.

Last year’s rally, attended by nearly 200 supporters of gun violence prevention, featured remarks by Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes and CT Attorney General George Jepsen. Team 26 was welcomed to Greenwich by First Selectman Peter Tesei. Members of You Are Not Alone, a Bridgeport-based victims support group, spoke first-hand about the pain of losing loved ones to gun violence. The Greenwich rally received extensive local coverage, and Team 26 received national coverage in leading media outlets.

This year’s rally will continue our call for expanded federal gun safety laws, especially universal background checks. We will also bring attention to proposed state and federal laws aimed at reducing gun violence directed at women in domestic abuse situations.