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September 2020

Conversations with Candidates: Rep. Robin Comey, 102nd House District

September 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rep. Robin Comey, Democratic candidate for the 138th House District, representing Branford. Learn about Rep. Robin Comey'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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October 2020

Conversations with Candidates: Rep. Noreen Kokoruda, 101st House District

October 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rep. Noreen Kokoruda, Republican candidate for the 101st House District, representing Durham and Madison. Learn about Rep. Noreen Kokoruda'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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CAGV Virtual Policy Forum: Racial Justice Demands an End to Gun Violence

October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10

Racial justice can't be achieved if people aren't safe in the communities where they live. Too many people of color in Connecticut's larger cities live in fear of everyday gun violence, a public health crisis that has not been adequately addressed. With the nationwide awakening to the reality of institutional racism, our policy event this year focuses on the intersection of racism, gun violence and what needs to be done to stop the killing in and victimization of communities of…

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Conversations with Candidates: Kate Farrar, 20th House District

October 5, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Kate Farrar, Democratic candidate for the 101st House District, representing West Hartford. Learn about Kate Farrar'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: Caroline Simmons, 144th House District

October 6, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Caroline Simmons, Democratic candidate for the 144th House District, representing Stamford. Learn about Caroline Simmons' 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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Promoting Alternatives to Police in Schools

October 6, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hosted by the UCONN Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy (inCHIP), this virtual panel discussion will center on Senator Murphy's bill, S. 4360: Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act. The bill would "divert Federal funding away from supporting the presence of police in schools and toward evidence-based and trauma informed services that address the needs of marginalized students and improve academic outcomes” in order to “create safe and inclusive schools for all students." Click here at 2:30 on…

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Conversations with Candidates: Danette Onofrio, 108th House District

October 6, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Danette Onofrio, Democratic candidate for the 101st House District, representing New Fairfield, Sherman, New Milford and Danbury. Learn about Danette Onofrior'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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A Conversation with Two Champions of GVP

October 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Save the Date! Join CAGV for a discussion with Sen. Chris Murphy and CAGV Outreach Coordinator Janet Murphy as they discuss their personal stories about gun violence as told in Sen. Murphy's new book, The Violence Inside Us.

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Conversations with Candidates: John-Michael Parker, 101st House District

October 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:20 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with John-Michael Parker, Democratic candidate for the 101st House District, representing Durham and Madison. Learn about John-Michael Parker'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: Quentin Phipps 100th House District

October 26, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Quentin Phipps, Democratic candidate for the 100th House District, representing Middletown. Learn about Quentin Phipps'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: Dave Yaccarino, 99th House District

October 28, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Dave Yaccarino, Democratic candidate for the 99th House District, representing East Haven. Learn about Dave Yaccarino'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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November 2020

Share the Warmth

November 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As the temperature drops and winter approaches, let us remember those in need of the basic necessities to stay warm. Please consider donating new and/or gently used winter wear for men and women of all sizes. coats, gloves,/mittens, hats, scarves, socks, blankets and boots (man sizes 9 - 13, woman sizes 7 - 12) For drop-off and pick-up information information, please contact Warren at 860-983-1933 or Victoria at 860-402-9663. Your donations are greatly appreciated.   ** This event is led…

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December 2020

GivingTuesday

December 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on.  We are participating in the international movement to do good in the world, GivingTuesday. We will update this when we have more information to share.

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Donate a Toy or Gift Card

December 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until December 6, 2020

Share your generosity this holiday season by donating to a family in need. New unwrapped gifts needed for children ages 3 mos to 12 years old. Donations will be distributed to children throughout the Greater Hartford Community. Drive-up and drop off location on Saturday, December 5th is 2550 Main Street, Hartford Drive-up and drop-off location for Sunday, December 6th is 1137 Main Street, East Hartford For more information, please contact September at 860-221-6055 or La'Shunda at 860-728-9171.   ** This…

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Share the Warmth

December 6, 2020

As the temperature drops and winter approaches, let us remember those in need of the basic necessities to stay warm. Please consider donating new and/or gently used winter wear for men and women of all sizes. coats, gloves,/mittens, hats, scarves, socks, blankets and boots (man sizes 9 - 13, woman sizes 7 - 12) For drop-off and pick-up information information, please contact Warren at 860-983-1933 or Victoria at 860-402-9663. Your donations are greatly appreciated now till December 6th..   **…

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Donate a Toy or Gift Card

December 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until December 6, 2020

Share your generosity this holiday season by donating to a family in need. New unwrapped gifts needed for children ages 3 mos to 12 years old. Donations will be distributed to children throughout the Greater Hartford Community. Drive-up and drop off location on Saturday, December 5th is 2550 Main Street, Hartford Drive-up and drop-off location for Sunday, December 6th is 1137 Main Street, East Hartford For more information, please contact September at 860-221-6055 or La'Shunda at 860-728-9171.   ** This…

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Vigil for Connecticut Victims of Gun Violence

December 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Please join us on our Facebook page (link below) at 9am on Dec 14 for a vigil to honor the more than 150 people in Connecticut whose lives have been cut short by gun violence in the past year, and to honor the 26 students and educators who were killed at Sandy Hook School on this day in 2012.   Although we can’t come together in person this year to offer words of comfort to the countless survivors of gun…

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January 2021

Interfaith Prayer and Remembrance

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
McLevy Green, corner of Main St. and State St
Bridgeport,

This event is led by The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport. They will recognize the 24 people killed in 2020 in Bridgeport.   Members of all faiths are invited to join us, MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED. We will remember those who were killed, and pray for their families, their friends, and the city of Bridgeport, for an end to gun violence, and for peace.   Address is McLevy Green, Bridgeport (corner of Main St. and State St).…

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February 2021

CAGV Legislative Update

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Please join us to get the latest details on the CAGV 2021 legislative agenda.   We're focused on two priorities this year: reducing gun suicide by strengthening Connecticut's Extreme Risk Protection Order law, and launching the CT Initiative to Prevent Community Gun Violence, a state-level grant-making authority to fund community-based violence prevention programs.​   Learn a few simple ways you can help move the agenda forward. You must RSVP to get Zoom link.   Click here to RSVP.

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Fairfield County Giving Day

February 25

The youth of America is taking action and making a difference in the fight for gun violence prevention.   At CAGV, we’re helping our CT youth to find their voices and take action to create a safer CT for us all.   Thursday, February 25th is Fairfield County Giving Day. We’ll be requesting donations to help us support the incredible pumped up energy of our youth.   On February 25th, click here to donate.   Take action now and make…

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CAGV Youth Council Trivia Night

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the CT Against Gun Violence Youth Council for a fun night of trivia with comedian Brendan Milove and then stay for an opportunity to learn about our work to end gun violence and how you can become a part of the movement!   Click here to register and you will be sent a link to gain access.

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June 2021

Wear Orange

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CT VIP’s Community Center, 230 Ashmund St
New Haven, CT
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CT Against Gun Violence is excited to partner with the Connecticut Violence Intervention Program for this year's Wear Orange event to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day. It’s a day to honor victims, celebrate survivors and renew our pledge to work together to end gun violence. We chose to have this year's Wear Orange event at CT VIP to bring attention to the trauma created by community gun violence, trauma that disproportionately impacts people of color in Connecticut's urban areas. But we also…

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Gun Violence: Vermont’s Hidden Health Crisis

June 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Gunsense Vermont presents a panel discussion on gun violence as a public health crisis. This webinar features expert panelists Dr. Becca Bell, Dr. Cassandra Crifasi, and Jeremy Stein. Register here. Dr. Becca Bell: Dr. Bell is a pediatric critical care physician at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She works on injury prevention efforts with the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program. She is involved…

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September 2021

CAGV Evening Cocktail Reception Annual Benefit

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Village, 4 Star Point
Stamford,

Change is in season. Our 2019 annual benefit was a luncheon in Greenwich. Our 2020 annual benefit was an online "lunch-in" in the privacy of your own home or office. We're changing it up again. This year we have reimagined our annual benefit to the CAGV Evening Cocktail Reception. We welcome you to join us for drinks, passed appetizers and an interactive program to appreciate the challenges of realizing our mission to end gun violence in Connecticut.  Click here to…

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October 2021

CT Statewide Gun Buyback & Gun Safe Giveaway

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Public Works, 50 Jennings Rd
Hartford, CT United States
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Gift cards will be exchanged for operable guns (while supplies last) *Guns must be transported in the trunk of the car. *Non-operable guns, BB guns, ammunition are welcome but no gift cards will be given for these items. $25: Single and double shot (Derringer-Style) handguns and any type of black powdered guns $50: Rifles and shotguns $100: Pistols and revolver handguns $200: Assault weapons (per CT Summary of Gun Laws determined by police. No newly sawed off shortguns.   MULTIPLE…

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