Newtown gun control advocates will travel to Washington this week to lobby lawmakers and to raise awareness for their cause as they approach the six-month anniversary of the school shootings.
Family members of Daniel Barden, Lauren Rousseau, Jesse Lewis, Dylan Hockley, Mary Sherlach, Ana Marquez-Greene, Benjamin Wheeler, and Victoria Soto are among the group who will be in Washington this week. They will be joined by other members of the Newtown community, 40 of whom will take a bus down to Washington on Wednesday.
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“It’s the six month anniversary this week,” said Neil Heslin, father of Jesse Lewis, who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14. “I thought it was important to be there so it wasn’t a date that was just forgotten.”
Story by Jenny Wilson, Hartford Courant. Read more at courant.com.