Sandy Hook Promise was founded and is led today by family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The organization's mission is to "prevent gun-related deaths due to crime, suicide and accidental discharge so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child,"
Sandy Hook Promise encourages supporters to advocate for policy change, take its pledge to help protect children from gun violence and join its "Know the Signs" program to help prevent gun violence. The organization is currently pushing for passage of the STOP School Violence Act, HR 4909, to create new federal funding that would help train school officials, law enforcement and students on warning signs of violence and develop anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence.
Giffords was founded by Gabby Giffords, a former U.S. representative, and her husband, Mark Kelly, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting . Giffords was shot in 2011 while meeting with constituents in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona.
The organization focuses on shifting culture, changing policy and challenging injustice. As two of the most high-profile gun control activists, Giffords and Kelly oversee a political action committee, a nonprofit focused on advocacy and lobbying, and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Giffords is currently asking supporters to call their member of Congress to urge them to vote no on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which they say would mandate that each state recognize concealed carry permits from other states.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 that is focused on policy and advocacy efforts to prevent gun violence.
The Coalition is asking supporters to tweet their senators to vote against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Supporters can also sign up for email advocacy alerts.
One of the Brady Campaign's top priorities is urging elected officials to support expanded Brady background checks for every gun sale. The organization, which has chapters across the country, also encourages supporters to change their social media profile in support of preventing gun violence and use the hashtag #ENOUGH.