After each instance of gun violence and the ensuing inaction in the Congress, it is easy to feel hopeless in the face of an entrenched and powerful gun lobby. So we decided to dedicate our participation and training in the Middlebury Maple Run Half Marathon to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. We want to bolster an organization working against the NRA to promote tighter gun regulations. Because our schools should be safe. Because the states with the strictest gun control measures have some of the lowest rates of gun violence. Because we believe that empowering lawmakers at all levels with research and support will help change policy.
Your donation will not only support the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, it will also motivate and encourage us to keep running (we're not spring chickens anymore, we need to train!) and keep advocating for change.