Demand A Plan Campaign: Support Swells Following Newtown Shooting

The impact of last Friday’s tragedy in Newtown, Conn., on gun control reform remains to be seen, but gun control advocates say the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is spurring a broad push for change. Demand a Plan, the online campaign to reform gun laws that was founded in July after “The Dark Knight Rises” theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., has seen its support swell by 100,000 people in the last week alone, according to Mark Glaze, executive director of the campaign’s partner organization, Mayors Against Ilegal Guns.This push for reform comes with the help of several venture capital leaders from the tech world, including Kenneth Lerer, a partner with Lerer Ventures and a co-founder of The Huffington Post. The Demand a Plan campaign released a full-page advertisement in Wednesday’s New York Times featuring signatures from other prominent people, including entertainers such as Lady Gaga and John Cusack, and media titans like Martha Stewart. The Huffington Post’s President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, and AOL’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong, signed on as well.Read More…
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