A group of Sandy Hook parents announced formation Friday of a national group that will \”honor the lives lost by unveiling a grassroots initiative committed to preventing similar tragedies from ever taking place again.\”
Sandy Hook Promise — formerly known as Newtown United — will \”encourage and support common sense solutions that make their communities and our country safer from acts of violence like that which occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.\”
The group will include members of families who lost children in the school attack. The group is holding a press conference Monday morning in Newtown.
From the group:
Members of SHP\’s Executive Committee will join with participating victims\’ families, survivors, first responders and other community members to launch Sandy Hook Promise.
Among those scheduled to speak at event are:
Lee Shull, co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise and father of two former Sandy Hook Elementary students; Tom Bittman, co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise and father of three former Sandy Hook Elementary students; Tim Makris, co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise and father of one current and one former Sandy Hook Elementary student; Rob Cox, co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise and Newtown native, graduate of Newtown schools and father of two.