WASHINGTON -- The Brady Campaign today announced the release of a new poster featuring the Reverend Al Sharpton., who has pledged to light a candle for the nationwide Too Many Victims remembrances on January 8, 2012. Sharpton joins Comedian Lewis Black, Tucson Hero Daniel Hernandez, Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor Colin Goddard, and Actor Michael Douglas.
The Too Many Victims remembrances are part of a national effort inviting all Americans to light a candle on January 8, 2012 to honor the victims and survivors of the Tucson shootings and gun violence victims across the nation.
The Rev. Al Sharpton is a civil rights activist and host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation. The Rev. Sharpton, with the National Action Network, will co-host a march and vigil in Harlem alongside New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.
Brady Campaign Acting President Dennis Henigan stated, "We urge people across this nation to join us to stand as one to remember the victims of American gun violence and to say, with one simple act - the lighting of a candle - that we will no longer tolerate the relentless loss of innocent lives to gunfire."
Earlier this week, the Too Many Victims Campaign released four posters featuring Comedian Lewis Black, Tucson Hero Daniel Hernandez, Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor Colin Goddard, and Actor Michael Douglas. The Campaign also released a video, How Many Are Too Many? to communicate in numbers the toll that gun violence has taken on the nation. Gun violence has claimed a staggering number of lives, including an estimated 579,411, since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated in 1968.
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The Rev. Al Sharpton
Click here to view the Too Many Victims video.