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Stamford Vigil To Remember Gun Violence Victims

About 60 people attended a recent Stamford Vigil of Hope event in front of the Ferguson Library.
About 60 people attended a recent Stamford Vigil of Hope event in front of the Ferguson Library. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. - On the steps of Old Town Hall in Stamford, the ENOUGH Campaign will have its third annual vigil Thursday to honor the lives lost to gun violence across the country. 

The vigil will take place on the steps of the Old Town Hall, 175 Atlantic St. from 5:30-7 p.m. The ENOUGH Campaign will be joined by the Greenwich Council against Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign Southwestern CT Chapter. 

The vigil is one of more than 265 local vigils and events in 39 states around the nation organized by the Newtown Action Alliance.

“Empathy is a key to reducing the prevalence of violence. The Stamford Vigil demonstrates and cultivates the spirit of empathy in our community," said Shira Tarantino, a leader of The ENOUGH Campaign.

The organizations participating in this year’s observance of the anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting represent more than 25 million Americans who support common-sense gun laws that are proven to reduce the rate of gun violence, the groups said. 

“While the statistics of gun violence are unimpeachable, hearing the personal, painful stories of those whose lives have been affected by gun violence brings an intimate understanding of what the numbers mean to the millions of families and friends of the victims,” said Jonathan Perloe, leader of the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence and President of the Southwestern CT chapter of the Brady Campaign, 

The organizers expect a large turnout in light of the recent mass shootings in Colorado Springs and San Bernardino the past few weeks.

Dress suitably as the event will be held outdoors.

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