Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence was founded by members of the Dor Hadash Social Action Committee following the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27, 2018. Our mission is to advocate for legislation that reduces gun violence so that other communities will never face the devastation we have experienced. While some of us have worked as individuals to prevent gun violence for years, others are newcomers. We see working together with members of all three congregations and the broader Squirrel Hill Community as an effective way to educate the public about gun violence and move forward evidence-based legislation.
We welcome Jews and non-Jews, residents of Squirrel Hill and Pittsburgh, and those from across the country and the world who want to join with us. We will partner with communities that suffer from disproportionate rates of gun violence. Together, we can make all of our communities safer.
Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence is a program of Ceasefire Pennsylvania, a trusted voice and resource on gun violence and gun violence prevention.