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February 2020

CAGV Advocacy Training

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT
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Want to be part of the movement to end gun violence? But not sure how to make your voice heard? Join CAGV Bridgeport Chapter for this seminar led by professional lobbyist and former state legislator Joe Grabarz. You'll get practical know how to make you an effective citizen-advocate. Please come join to learn how to make a difference.

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2020 Legislative Agenda Discussion

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saint James Episcopal Church, 25 West Street
Danbury, CT
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Please join CAGV as we discuss our 2020 Legislative agenda. Learn how it will help reduce gun violence and how you can get involved to make a difference.

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Mothers United Against Violence Vigil for Marquis Treadwell

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Majestic Lounge, 451 Franklin Ave
Hartford, CT
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Mothers United Against Violence will conduct a vigil at the request of the family of Marquis Treadwell. Marquis was shot and killed over the weekend at the Majestic Lounge in Hartford. His is the fourth violent death in Hartford in 2020. Four others-two men and two women-were shot and wounded in this violent episode. For this family, this is a loss of life beyond measure. Please feel welcome to be part of the human presence bringing compassion to the families…

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March 2020

Hartford Vigil

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mothers United Against Violence will conduct a vigil at the request of the family of Anthony Swaby, 25, where his life was taken on Wednesday. His is the fifth violent death in Hartford in 2020. For this family, this is a loss of life beyond measure. Please feel welcome to be part of the human presence bringing compassion to the family, especially this mother, and showing a determination to end the violence in the community. Be strong by taking part…

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ERPO Gun Safety Bill Public Hearing

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
CT Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT
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THE DATE IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. THIS WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS WE GET NOTICE. Whether as an observer, testifying in person or submitting written testimony, participating in a public hearing is one of the most important ways you can show support for our legislative agenda. It lets committee members and the media know there is grassroots support for the bill. Individuals opposed to gun safety laws always turn out; we need to outnumber them. We're updating our…

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April 2020

Hartford Project Longevity Call-in

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street
Hartford, CT
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Attendees are expected to initiate engagement with the street group and gang associated individuals during the reception which occurs 15 minutes after the conclusion of the presentation. MUST arrive no later than 5:30. RSVP directly to Brent at brentpeterkin@gmail.com.  

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Annual Benefit Luncheon

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Your support is vital to CAGV, the only gun violence prevention advocacy group exclusively focused on ending gun violence in Connecticut. In light of the coronavirus crisis we had to rethink the CAGV Annual Benefit Luncheon. The event is going forward as a virtual “Lunch-In,” on April 28th from 12:00 to 12:45pm. It will feature a distinguished speaker in a live-stream discussion about the intersection of gun violence and the current crisis, and we’ll share the latest information about the…

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July 2020

National Ghost Guns Forum led by Newtown Action Alliance

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our Executive Director, Jeremy Stein is joining the panel at Newtown Action Alliance’s upcoming forum led by Alyssa Milano. Join Senator Richard Blumenthal, Po Murray from Newtown Action Alliance, Bryan Muehlberger – father of Gracie Anne killed by a ghost gun at Santa Clarita High School, and Ben Jackson from #NoRA to discuss the dangers of ghost guns in America and the efforts to #BanGhostGuns and #Ban3Dguns in the US and beyond. RSVP: https://bit.ly/NationalGhostGunsForum

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August 2020

Back to School Give Away

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to get ready for school. Join us all for a Back to School event in celebration. There will be Covid testing for all by Cornell Scott Health Center, 1 to 3. Backpacks and school supplies. Voter registration and the opportunity to complete the census will be available. Presented by Ice the Beef Latino Caucus, Young Communist League, and Never Forgotten and Never Alone

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Back To School Give Away

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Goffe St Park New Haven, CT + Google Map

It's that time of year again. It's time to get ready for school. Join us all for a Back to School event to celebrate. There will be Covid testing for all. Backpacks and school supplies will be distributed. Voter registration and the opportunity to complete the census will be available. Presented by Ice the Beef, Young Communist League, and Never Forgotten and Never Alone

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September 2020

Conversations with Candidates: Sen. Will Haskell, 26th Senate District

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Sen. Will Haskell, Democratic candidate for the 26th Senate District, representing Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton. Learn about Sen. Haskell's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live tonight at 7:30 PM.

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Conversations with Candidates: Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, 136th House District

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rep. Jonathan Steinberg Democratic candidate for the 136th House District, representing Westport. Learn about Rep. Steinberg's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live tonight at 7:30 PM.

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Conversations with Candidates: Jen Leeper, 132nd House District

September 18 @ 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Jen Leeper Democratic candidate for the 132nd House District, representing Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland, and New Hartford. Learn about Jen Leeper's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live Friday at 1:30 PM.

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CT Hall of Change: Virtual Inductee Award Ceremony

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Connecticut's HangTime Organization, in partnership with the CT Department of Correction; CT Office of the Arts, SHPO and Museums; Career Resources, Inc., and the Re-Entry Collaboratives of Connecticut are proud to announce The Connecticut Hall of Change. This unique, first-of-its-kind project was created by HangTime's founder, Charles Grady, in Spring 2020. The Hall of Change is designed to recognize and memorialize those formerly incarcerated men and women who have made substantial contributions to Connecticut communities since their release. Eight individuals…

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Conversations with Candidates: Rep. Kenneth Gucker, 138th House District

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rep. Kenneth Gucker, Democratic candidate for the 138th House District, representing Danbury, Ridgefield, and New Fairfield. Learn about Rep. Kenneth Gucker's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Melissa Osborne, 8th Senate District

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Melissa Osborne, Democratic candidate for the 8th Senate District, representing Norfolk, Hartland, Canton, Simsbury, New Hartford, Avon, Barkhamsted, Colebrook and parts of Granby, Harwinton and Torrington. Learn about Melissa Osborne's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Mothers United Against Gun Violence Vigil

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mothers United Against Violence will lead a candle-light vigil for Alexis Ortiz, 21. For this family, this is a loss of life beyond measure. Keep the struggle going, and if you see something, say something! This, along with the taking of the life of Jaqhuan Walters within about 24 hours, is the 18th life taken by violent action this year in Hartford. Be strong by taking part in this vigil. MUAV hopes all are staying safe and healthy and being…

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Conversations with Candidates: Sen. Julie Kushner, 24th Senate District

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 6:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Sen. Julie Kushner, Democratic candidate for the 24th Senate District, representing Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, and Sherman. Learn about Sen. Julie Kushner's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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