Newtown Action Alliance 'Filibuster the Filibuster' - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Newtown Action Alliance 'Filibuster the Filibuster'

Posted: Updated:
? Newtown Action Alliance getting ready to start reading more than 3,000 shooting victims names. ? Newtown Action Alliance getting ready to start reading more than 3,000 shooting victims names.
NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -

A group of Newtown residents who formed after the Dec. 14 tragedy at Sandy Hook are pushing congressional leaders to change guns laws.

Newtown Action Alliance is trying to raise awareness about gun violence by reading more than 3,000 names of the people who have been killed by a gun since the shooting at Sandy Hook.

On Dec. 14, 20 children and six adults were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"We're very disappointed that we can't even get a vote after something so tragic in Newtown," said Po Murray of Newtown Action Alliance.

Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, victims and survivors of gun violence are gathering to participate in Filibuster the Filibuster: They Deserve a Vote in Washington D.C. and at the same time a group will gather in Newtown to Filibuster the Filibuster: Newtown Deserves a Vote.

Officials with Newtown Action Alliance said the purpose of the filibuster is to demonstrate to the United States Senators that any attempt to stop a vote on measure to reduce gun violence is not acceptable.

Outside the historic Edmond Town Hall, the names of 3,345, who have been killed since the shooting at Sandy Hook, were read by members of Newtown Action Alliance while the bells chimed in the background. 

"We need to raise the bar in respect to some of these high power weapons, large capacity magazines," said Tripp Killin of Newtown Action Alliance.

The volunteers will continue to read the names aloud in front of the town hall until the planned vote on Thursday.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Puppies found in hot car, up for adoption

    Puppies found in hot car, up for adoption

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:36:40 GMT
    The six pit bull puppies found in a hot car on Monday will soon be put up for adoption.More >>
    The six pit bull puppies found in a hot car on Monday will soon be put up for adoption.More >>
  • Hudson couple builds family home out of Styrofoam

    Hudson couple builds family home out of Styrofoam

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:10:51 GMT
    The start of the Cockrell's family home The start of the Cockrell's family home
    A Hudson couple is taking a unique spin on home building by using an environmentally friendly method to build their family home.More >>
    A Hudson couple is taking a unique spin on home building by using an environmentally friendly method to build their family home.More >>
  • Texas man's life celebrated in Lufkin Mural

    Texas man's life celebrated in Lufkin Mural

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:49:08 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff
    Durell Gray is one of a few people whose picture graces a wall in downtown Lufkin. His picture sits at the corner of Frank and First Street.So how did the now 86-year-old man get his picture painted on a wall scene by hundreds every day? It all started while Gray worked as a lineman for the Lufkin Conroe Telephone Company. He said one day he received a letter in the mail from his employer asking for his help."They contacted us asking us if any lineman had picture with their gear on," Gray sai...More >>
    Durell Gray is one of a few people whose picture graces a wall in downtown Lufkin. His picture sits at the corner of Frank and First Street.So how did the now 86-year-old man get his picture painted on a wall scene by hundreds every day? It all started while Gray worked as a lineman for the Lufkin Conroe Telephone Company. He said one day he received a letter in the mail from his employer asking for his help."They contacted us asking us if any lineman had picture with their gear on," Gray sai...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
KTRE logo

KTRE

358 TV Road,
Pollok TX 75969

FCC Public File
publicfile@ktre.com
936-853-8639
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTRE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.