On the one-month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the parents of Anna Marquez Greene, one of the 20 children killed during the attack, are aiming to start a national dialogue through the non-profit group Sandy Hook Promise.
Appearing on “Good Morning America” today, Jimmy Greene and Nelba Marquez-Greene spoke of their grief for their little girl, and honored her memory.
“She was kind, she was loving, she was smart — and she was also a fashionista — she loved those gaudy flowers. I’m wearing it for her today,” Nelba Marquez-Greene said, referring to her flower headwear. “We’re hoping that through Sandy Hook Promise, we can bring awareness to issues, and start a conversation based on love and respect
The non-profit, which was formed in the days following the December 14 shooting under the original name Newtown United, asks people to sign a pledge to “encourage and support common sense solutions that make my community and our country safer from similar acts of violence.”
Tom Bittman, co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise, said the group aims to get past the polarization that the shooting has caused in the national debate.
“We need to approach it differently,” Bittman said on “GMA.” “We need a national conversation on the things that need to change, so that this doesn’t happen again. We think it’s holistic, we don’t think it’s one piece of legislation and one change. We think it’s going to be a number of things.”
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