We’re Working to Stop Gun Violence in California
We all deserve to feel secure where we live, work and play, but gun violence poses an ongoing threat to the health and safety of our communities. Every year, guns kill more than 3,000 Californians in places that should be safe havens. That’s why we’re bringing together a diverse group of funders around a common goal: to stop the gun violence epidemic in California and elevate community solutions that can be replicated across the country.
Hope and Heal Fund is taking a public health approach to address all forms and drivers of gun violence. We’re focused on preventing suicide, which accounts for more than half of California’s gun deaths. We’re working to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers because we know that guns make domestic violence even more dangerous. And we’re taking action to keep our neighborhoods safe so that young people can go outside without fear of violence.
Gun Violence Affects All Californians
Over the past decade, gun violence has claimed 35,000 lives in California. That’s equivalent to the number of students at UC Berkeley. In many communities, gun violence is a regular part of daily life. Meanwhile, guns make suicide attempts and domestic violence more lethal.
Gun violence affects all Californians and touches almost every facet of our lives – from access to good education, to economic development, to how we feel connected as communities. Before our communities can thrive, we must ensure they are safe. The success of every organization’s work is dependent, in some way, on solutions to stop the gun violence epidemic in California.
Undeserved children and families in low income communities face community and #gunviolence on a daily basis, but their stories are rarely covered by media. Great research by @BMSG funded by the @HopeAndHealFund released today to dive into the impacts on policymakers. https://t.co/NMkgL2u4vY
#Gunviolence is linked to racism, poverty, education and other systemic inequities. Yet, the media rarely report on the root causes of #gunviolence. To make real progress, we must change the narrative. Read @BMSG's new report to learn more: https://t.co/tyDDJlJ1zx https://t.co/eRpKBpcsIl
Suicide, DV and community violence are the three most common types of #gunviolence. Yet, stories about suicide and DV rarely appear in the news. @BMSG investigates why and how this impacts the public's and policymakers' views on #gunviolence. https://t.co/tyDDJlJ1zx
We’re proud to work with our partners to #EndGunViolence in CA and uncover solutions that can be replicated across the country. @CalWellness @CalEndow @SHFCalifornia @HSFdn https://t.co/u1BBSBA84L
After Parkland, a regional funder gives to youth advocacy and gun reform: https://t.co/scfR0ewKLp
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