Herrins Announce $1000 Matching Grant To Combat Gun Violence


The Herrin’s $1,000 Matching Grant to organizations committed to lobbying for total assault weapons bans is now over.

Donors from all over the country matched $1,075, making the total contribution $2150!
Thanks to all who contributed.

We’re going to win this thing!

pozner“The family of 6-year-old Newtown victim Noah Pozner’s family placed stuffed animals, a blanket and letters to Noah into the casket. Lastly, his mother Veronique put a clear plastic rock with a white angel inside—an “angel stone”—in his right hand. She asked the funeral director to place an identical one in his left, which was badly mangled. Noah’s famously long eyelashes, which she spoke about in her eulogy, rested lightly on his cheeks and a cloth covered the place where his lower jaw had been.”

Every time I reread that paragraph, I literally feel sick. If I had acted—after Columbine, after Virginia Tech, after Aurora—beautiful Noah and his 19 classmates might still be alive today. But I didn’t. I failed them all. My family—or yours—could be next.

If you feel the same way, let’s do something about it together.

Dianne Feinstein has introduced a very tough bill calling for an all-out assault weapons ban. That’s a good start. Now the hard work begins. It will take hours and hours and days and days of calling our Congressmen, and hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat the gun nuts. The NRA, funded in large part by gun manufacturers, has an operating budget of $300 million. The operating budget of the Brady Foundation, one of the largest organizations favoring gun reform, is just $3 million. Let’s help change that equation.

Will you go “all in” to stop another Sandy Hook–by helping my wife Dianne and me contribute $2,000 to organizations that are committed to lobbying for total assault weapons bans?

It’s really easy and almost painless. Just click on any one of the four links below, and give as much as you can (but at least $25) to any one of these organizations. Email Dianne your receipt at dtherrin@verizon.net. We will contribute the same amount and email you our corresponding receipt. We will match contributions up to $1,000, for a total of $2,000. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

Thanks in advance for anything you can do. This is only a beginning, but it is a beginning.

Stan Herrin
West Chester, PA


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