I was 6 years old in 1999 when I was shot at what used to be referred to as “the” Jewish Community Center shooting. Sadly, after this past Sunday we can no longer refer to that shooting as the only one. To the survivors of the Kansas shootings I say “Turn to your respective congregations for support. Take your time. Heal. Mourn. And then become activists to make change. Being an activist has been the most healing and rewarding decision I made. Although there will always be those who hate others, they won’t always have access to guns … but in order for this to happen we need to act together to pressure our policymakers and our legislators to implement the laws that could have prevented this tragedy and could prevent future tragedies. Hatred and bigotry has no place in such a progressive nation as ours. In this time of mourning I am reminded of my pain and I can confidently say that although life will never be the same, it will get better!”
Josh Stepakoff
Gun Violence Survivor and Board Member of Women Against Gun Violence

20th Anniversary Courageous Leadership Awards Brunch

Celebrating 20 Years of Action

Save the date and join us for our 20th Anniversary Courageous Leadership Awards Brunch on May 18th, as we celebrate 20 years of action and honor this year’s Courageous Leader Honorees!
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The TALK Project

The TALK Project

Unintentional gun deaths by and of children can be avoided. Talk with your children about guns; Ask your neighbors about guns; Lock your guns up safely and securely; Keep all of our kids safe!
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WAGV educates the public, policymakers and the media about the human, financial and public health consequences of gun violence.
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Rally in Rancho Cucamonga in front of Congressman Miller’s Office on Friday, February 22, 2013

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On May 19th, 2013, WAGV held its 19th Annual Courageous Leadership Awards Brunch. Thank you to everyone who helped make our event a success!
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