Posted on 17 January 2013.
In the days and weeks after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama heard from Americans from all over the country asking him to do something about gun violence in our communities. From signing We the People petitions to sending handwritten letters to the President, hundreds of thousands of people raised their voices on all sides of the issue.
On Wednesday, when President Obama announced the concrete plan he was putting forward to reduce gun violence, he shared the stage with four of the people who wrote him letters. The four had something in common besides their concern; each of them represented a group of Americans President Obama’s proposals are specifically designed to help protect — our nation’s children.
Below, listen to Hinna, Taejah, Julia and Grant read the letters they wrote to President Obama. Then, learn more about his plan to reduce gun violence and add your voice the conversation.
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