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CONTACT:  Sister Marie Lucey
EMAIL ADDRESS:  lucey@franciscanaction.org
PHONE:  301-892-0546

THE SISTERS OF ST FRANCIS OF PHILADELPHIA JOINS NATIONWIDE VIGILS ON DECEMBER 11, 2015, TO END GUN VIOLENCE
Aston, PA: In commemoration of the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy as well as the more than 90,000 victims of gun violence in the U.S. since December 2012, the Sisters of St. Francis will join the Newtown Foundation and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence in a nationwide vigil to #EndGunViolence.  The vigil will take place on Friday, December 11, at 4 P.M. at the corner of Red Hill Road and Convent Road in Aston.  All are welcome to join this silent candlelight vigil to remember all the victims of gun violence and to urge action by our legislators.

“The very recent shooting deaths in San Bernardino, California, are the highest number of killings in a mass shooting since the Newtown tragedy,” says Sr. Marie Lucey, OSF.  “And this year gun violence passed motor vehicle accidents as the leading killer of young people under 26 years of age.  These gun violence deaths and injuries must not be tolerated.  We must call on our legislators to act.”

The Newtown Foundation is a Newtown-based, all volunteer organization formed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.  Learn more at http://newtownaction.org/newtown-foundation/. Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence is a diverse coalition of more than 50 denominations and faith-based organizations united by the call of our faiths to confront America’s gun violence epidemic and to rally support for policies that reduce death and injury from gunfire.  Learn more at http://faithsunited.org.