Tri-fold pamphlet with typed text. Cover includes logos for Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence, Ceasefire PA, and Bed the Arc: Jewish Action Pittsburgh. Interior provides statistics about gun violence, information about legislative priorities, and calls for action. Back cover features photograph of Pittsburgh skyline.
Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence was founded in early 2019 by members of the Congregation Dor Hadash Social Action Committee, as a response to the October 27 attack. The organization is a program of Ceasefire Pennsylvania. Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence primarily advocates for legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. In addition to its legislative work, the organization has held many public memorial and educational events throughout the Pittsburgh area. A year after the attack, the organization and several partners held a memorial service and call for legislative action. The event included recognition of the victims of the October 27 attack, the victims of other mass shootings in the United States since the October 27 attack, the victims of gun violence in Pittsburgh, and victims of gun suicide. The event concluded with an English rendition of the song "Olam Chesed Yibaneh/We Will Build This World from Love."
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