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No candidate this cycle, or perhaps ever, has campaigned against gun violence as energetically as Hillary Clinton. As the nation continues to reel from and mourn over yet another mass shooting only last weekend, the anniversary of the last one is upon us.

A year ago today, a man with a heart filled with hate murdered nine people inside the Mother Emanuel AME Church. One of those people was my aunt, Myra Thompson.

Charleston is resilientNobody worked harder than my aunt. She would do anything for her church, Mother Emanuel. And since her death, I have tried to work as hard as she did at everything I do.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my aunt. So when this week, after tragedy struck again in Orlando, I knew exactly how much the victims, survivors and their families would need our nation’s love and support.

In the year since the Charleston attack, Mother Emanuel has shown what it means to be resilient and heal.

Still, it’s hard to believe that a year later, it’s still so easy for hate-filled people to get their hands on guns. But I am filled with hope that after this latest tragedy Congress will find the will to act.

However, I also know hope must be paired with action — action in the name of the ones we’ve lost. Action for my Aunt Myra. And I won’t stop urging lawmakers to act to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people so that this might be the last time our country comes together to mourn lost brothers and sisters.
With hope,
Andre Duncan
Loving nephew to Myra Duncan

P.S. Share this image to spread the word and say #ENOUGH to gun violence.

One year ago we lost 9 lives in Charleston. 49 in Orlando on Sunday. 26 in Newtown. Too many others. This has to stop. We need to change. -H

The Brady campaign strongly endorsed Hillary for her firm stand on this issue.  Let’s stand with them and with Hillary!  #ENOUGH!

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, holds hands with Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, as she reacts to Fulton's statement during a rally at the Central Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Clinton spoke and then heard from mothers of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, holds hands with Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, as she reacts to Fulton’s statement during a rally at the Central Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Clinton spoke and then heard from mothers of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Lucia McBath, left, mother of Jordan Davis, and Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton, react as Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, talks about her son next to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a rally at the Central Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, with mothers of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attends a forum on gun violence, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church in Milwaukee. From left are, Pastor Don Darius Butler, Geneva Reed-Veal and Annette Holt. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

A woman wipes her eyes as she listens to a forum on gun violence featuring Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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One thing is for sure, I am not going to stop talking about this, and I hope you don’t either!

 
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A day after she garnered resounding endorsements from Sybrina Fulton, Gabby Giffords, and Mark Kelly, Hillary has received a strong endorsement from the Brady Campaign.

When it comes to real national leadership on this issue there is so clearly one candidate that rises above all the others – Hillary Clinton. She fought alongside Brady when we passed the historic, lifesaving Brady Bill – Bernie Sanders voted against it. Hillary is the only Democratic candidate running for President who voted against the truly evil Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), the gun lobby-backed bill that gives the gun industry special protection from liability that no other industry enjoys. One of the ugliest pieces of special interest legislation in the last 20 years Bernie Sanders had a chance to vote against it, but he actually voted to help pass PLCAA.

Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who, as a member of Congress and national leader, has consistently put the safety of the American public ahead of the interests of the corporate gun lobby. If you truly want to see, finally, the historic change on this issue that we all want and deserve, there is clearly one candidate who deserves your vote – and that candidate is Hillary Clinton! The Brady Campaign endorses Hillary Clinton for President, now you can too. Sign onto our endorsement today!

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At the Brady Center “Bear Awards” at Cipriani tonight, Hillary Clinton received the first Governor Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award.

The Brady Center “Bear Awards” are named for Jim “Bear” Brady, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981, and his wife, Sarah, who worked side by side with Jim to pass the landmark Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, more commonly known as the “Brady Law.”

The Brady Center “Bear Awards” honor the efforts of individuals who have distinguished themselves in their dedication to Sarah and Jim’s vision of a nation without gun violence and who embody their remarkable spirit, strength and perseverance, to the extent that anyone else can!

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Hillary’s day began with a TV appearance. She then delivered a major policy speech and attended the premiere of the documentary “Once and for All” which chronicles the 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference.  Receiving this important honor in recognition of her efforts to curb gun violence was the perfect way to end her busy day.

Our best compliments, Mme. Secretary!  Well-deserved!

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduces Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduces Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks to gun violence prevention advocates at the Brady Center's annual Brady Bear Awards Gala in the Manhattan borough in New York, November 19, 2015. Hillary Clinton is the recipient of the inaugural Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks to gun violence prevention advocates at the Brady Center’s annual Brady Bear Awards Gala in the Manhattan borough in New York, November 19, 2015. Hillary Clinton is the recipient of the inaugural Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks to gun violence prevention advocates at the Brady CenterÕs annual Brady Bear Awards Gala in the Manhattan borough in New York, November 19, 2015. Hillary Clinton is the recipient of the inaugural Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks to gun violence prevention advocates at the Brady CenterÕs annual Brady Bear Awards Gala in the Manhattan borough in New York, November 19, 2015. Hillary Clinton is the recipient of the inaugural Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Brady Campaign President Dan Gross, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, pose for photographs with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton before she at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Brady Campaign President Dan Gross, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, pose for photographs with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton before she at the Brady Bear Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Congratulations, Mme. Secretary on this well-deserved recognition!

 

Event Details:

Featuring the Inaugural Governor Mario M. Cuomo Leadership Award Presented to the Honorable Hillary Clinton

Date: November 19, 2015
Venue: Cipriani
Address: 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
Cocktail Reception: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Awards Dinner: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Attire: Cocktail
Contact: Christine Chew, Christine@midaassociates.com
Brady Donor Services Line: (202) 370-8140

The Brady Center “Bear Awards” are named for Jim “Bear” Brady, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981, and his wife, Sarah, who worked side by side with Jim to pass the landmark Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, more commonly known as the “Brady Law.”

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