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I'm committed to reducing violence in our city because....

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Shela
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Shela

Blanchard

Volunteer, OH-State Survivor Membership Lead

Moms Demand Action

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Our children are our future leaders. I take responsibility to make sure they have access to every opportunity available to them to live, play and grow into their full potential.

Amanda
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Amanda

Hoover

Officer

CPD

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My community deserves it! Together we can make a difference!

Bessie
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Bessie

Jackson

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I lost two cousins within seconds of one another to gun violence! And our children including mine deserve to grow old and see the world!

Karla
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Karla

Elliott-Harris

Founder/Youth Division Director

MOMCC

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my kids deserve to live life without fear, and grow old to be positive human beings and lead by example.

Roger
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Roger

Carter

Community Relations Coordinator

Columbus Public Health

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it's all of our responsibility to promote safety and preserve the qualities of life.

Stefan
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Stefan

Dunn

Violence Intervention

Community for New Directions

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Out there our other ways then violence, plus we have to pass the torch down to build our communities back up.

Niki
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Niki

Hampton

Apostle/Senior Pastor

Fresh Start Worship Center - Columbus

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I am deeply concerned about the rate of violence and fatalities that are plauging our communities, and our City.

Rachel
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Rachel

Brooker

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One life cut short by violence is too many. And the affects of each loss are far reaching, no friend or family member should have to bare that lifelong grief.

Jene’
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Jene’

Patrick

Founder

Seeds4Purpose

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We deserve a community where we feel safe and our children are allowed to thrive! Where mothers don’t have to feel the pain of losing a child to violence that can be prevented. We Are The Change!

Zamorah
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Zamorah

Townsend

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I don't want it to happen to anybody that I love

Andrea
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Andrea

Denning

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Our youth are our future

Michelle
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Michelle

Price

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We need to keep our children alive this is our generation and legacy.

Nina
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Nina

Casey

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Life is Worth Living

Gabriella
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Gabriella

Camp

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Nothing is going to change unless we come together and do something to stop it. Let's fight for what we believe in and stop the violence.

Maura
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Maura

Gipe

Cadet

Columbus Police Cadet

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I’m committed to reducing violence in our city because as a member of this community and a future police officer peace and community is extremely important to me.

Crystal
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Crystal

Green

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We need to see our kids and family grow up!!!

Ralph
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Ralph

Carter

Founder/CEO

WE ARE LINDEN

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I will continue to Actively Restore and Empower the community.

Tifanni
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Tifanni

Townsel

member

OHWADV

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Who wants to live in fear… we gotta start somewhere! Theses babies need to have a future!

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Clayborn

Faith leader director

MOMCC

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Our youth deserves to be able to play in their community unafraid

Allyssa
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Allyssa

Graves

Pastor

Open Church

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Every person matters.

Katelyn
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Katelyn

Jacquay

Member;

Cityview

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I want to reduce the hurt parents and siblings suffer in the aftermath

Kendal
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Kendal

Sims

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My son was murdered senselessly and I want my children our children' to be able to play in safety

Jessica
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Jessica

Gossard

Genoa Baptist Church

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I lost a loved one to gun violence and want to make a difference if it saves another from being killed by guns on the street.

Leslie
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Leslie

Davis

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As a mother that has lost a child to gun violence, I know the pain first hand. Our children and communities are traumatized by the senseless violence and its our responsibility to do what we can to stop it. As a member of MOMCC and Moms Demand Action, I urge you to join the Challenge.

Devida
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Devida

Souverain

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It is important and necessary.

Tyra
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Tyra

Martin

Director

Foundation of Love for Youth (FLY House)

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We do not have to look far to be reminded of both the promise and vulnerability of our youth. Through nonjudgmental and unconditional love, we can capture the next generation before they slip into the pitfalls that derail their lives.

Michelle
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Michelle

Heym

Local Legislative Lead, State Team

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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There are too many deaths due to gun violence in the City of Columbus and our state.I can't stand it to hear one more.

Derrick
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Derrick

Russell

CEO

Listen Good Youth

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Because it's the right thing to do.

Timberly
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Timberly

Leffler

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I’m worried about our youth.

Shirocco
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Shirocco

Haynesworth

Senior staff Intervention specialist

community for new direction

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I would like to see our youth grow to be successful young men also make a difference in the community

Annita
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Annita

Vance

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I plan to keep my kids busy with sports and academics

Victoria
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Victoria

Landrum

Chief Financial Officer

What Would Marcus Do

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On September 11, 2021 - As the World paid tribute to the attack on 9/11 our family suffered the major loss of our Marcus Marquis Payne age 27. He was robbed and gunned down in Victorian Village making him the 141st Homicide of 2021 in Central Ohio . While we mourn his loss, we also celebrate his life, his love for family and friends and providing support to others in need. Our goal is become an avenue to bring hope and resources to our community along with bringing a greater awareness to gun violence in the city of Columbus.

Jacob R
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Jacob R

Clark

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it particularly impacts our kids; so many youths have access to weapons and many use them to commit crimes, including homicide, and they don't know how crimes in which guns are used have a ripple effect that travels far beyond the scene of the crime.

Gelise
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Gelise

Thomas

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Humanity implores each of us to fulfill the duty to prevent all that is preventable by creating and maintaining an environment where only love and peace thrive.

Meshell
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Meshell

Blair

Member

Mothers of Murdered Columbus Children

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Their should not be one more lost due to violence

Malissa
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Malissa

Thomas-St. Clair

Founder/CEO

MOMCC

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I lost my son to violence and I do not want another mother to suffer the unimaginable loss like I have.

Marah
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Marah

Morris

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We want to grow old raise these kids and prosper

Jake
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Jake

Brown

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Everyone deserves to move through the world without fear.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Starks

CEO/Clinical Director

Starks Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC

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I believe that at the core of community violence is children and adults who have unhealed trauma.

Adrianne
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Adrianne

Mathis

President

Jalen’s HOPE

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Everyone deserves a chance to become who God ultimately designed them to be. We each have purpose intended to make this world a better place for all.

Danielle
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Danielle

Salters

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I am so tired of seeing these young men and women dying.

Tiffany
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Tiffany

Murray

Volunteer Community Gun Violence Lead

Moms Demand Action

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Feeling safe is human right that the whole community must work to preserve.

Lori
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Lori

Jordan

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I want Columbus to be a safe home for everyone

Jennifer
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Jennifer

Anderson

Charter Member

Ohio Women Against Domestic Violence

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I lost my father to gun violence.

Jonathan
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Jonathan

Salse

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We are a rich and diverse tapestry and each person is an irreplaceable thread. By deepening our understanding, practicing compassion, striving for inclusive justice, and meeting people's needs where they are, I believe we can all play a part in creating a safe and secure environment where everyone can pursue their dreams, contribute to the community without fear, and know that their well-being is a shared priority.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

McCleary

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I've lost a child to the violence in our city

Audrea
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Audrea

Hickman

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I know the pain and domino effect that violence causes in our communities.

Mario
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Mario

Gibbs

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We MUST Protect, Provide and Maintain our community for our children, elderly and overall the whole.�

Erick
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Erick

Bellomy

State President

Brady United Against Gun Violence

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I don’t want any family to feel the pain that my family has had to feel.

Janaya
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Janaya

Moore

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It’ll make our community better and safer.

Michelle
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Michelle

Wiley Hamlin

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No one should know the heartache of losing a child to gun violence.

Michael
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Michael

Thomas

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I lost a family member due to senseless violence in Columbus, OH.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Perry

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I want my children to live.

Joyce
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Joyce

Thomas

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Too many lives have been taken by violence that had a future and a destiny unfulfilled.

Jeaneen
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Jeaneen

Hooks

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I want our youth to know they matter and we need them to thrive.

Carole D
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Carole D

Moyer

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I believe all life is precious

sydnee
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sydnee

slade

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so i won’t be the next

Rashad
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Rashad

Anderson

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it can help the city and make the world a better place.

Nancy
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Nancy

Vesey

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I have lost many to gun violence and am tired of wondering everytime I hear about a shooting is it someone I know.

Stefa
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Stefa

James

Mentor/ Youth Development Specialist

Polish Up Movement & We Are Linden

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It’s usually senseless, unnecessary. Living is more important

Will
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Will

Stevens

U Got This Program Coordinator

African American Male Wellness Agency

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It’s needed!

Joe
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Joe

Graves

Pastor

Cityview Church

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No one should fear losing their life. Our kids should be able to play in all of our neighborhoods without fear of violence.

Jessica
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Jessica

Dogan

Violence Intervention Manager

Community for New Direction

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The youth deserve to experience a peaceful community

Valarie
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Valarie

Talley

Team Leadership

Mother’s of Murdered Columbus Children

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Our children deserve to live in a safe community.

Brenda
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Brenda

Johnson

Leadership�

MOMCC

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I lost my only son James Johnson/Booboo to Homicide/Gun violence in Columbus Oct.20th 2020 and I want no mother to go through this pain and agony I go through everyday of my life.

Mya
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Mya

Johnson

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It would help our community out in the future

Molly
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Molly

Robbins

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I am tired of seeing our community suffer.

Landen
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Landen

Dixon

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I understand how it affects families

Charlie
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Charlie

Kovanda

Member

Cityview Church

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I’m a mom and I cannot imagine violence ripping my kid away.

Lenise
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Lenise

Talley

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I don’t want people to lose their loved ones anymore

Anita
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Anita

Mobley Clemons

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I want my city to be a safe place to live for me, my family, neighbor's, co-workers, and friends/church friends.

Myia
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Myia

Thomas

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Our children depend on it!!

Edwind
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Edwind

Lacy

Owner

Press N’Stuff Custom T’s

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Our Children Are Our Future

Lonnie
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Lonnie

Talley

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I care about the community, and safety of our children.

Anita
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Anita

Akins

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Because enough is enough and I don't want anyone else to have to live with a loss of a child like me.

Victoria
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Victoria

Perkins

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I want to see our streets safe for our kids.

Kenya
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Kenya

Williams

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To protect the generations behind us

Jazmond
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Jazmond

Brown

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I’m committed to reducing violence in our city because we need to stop the youth from killing each other

Carole D.
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Carole D.

Moyer

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Life is a gift from God

Ja'veaha
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Ja'veaha

Daniels

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im committed to reducing violence in our city becuse i will spread the noise around to stop the violence

Shawnta
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Shawnta

Willis

MOMCC

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Our children are the world!!!

Nicole
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Nicole

Williams

Board member

WeareLinden

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I care about the safety of others want to live safe, be safe and see our kids live there dreams and goals..

Gia
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Gia

Ditullio

Cadet

Cpd

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Im committed to ending gun violence because I think everyone should be able to feel safe in their communities.

Sonya
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Sonya

Chapple

Founder of India's Purple Ribbon Against Domestic Violence

Founder of India Against Domestic Violence and Member of Ohio Women Against Domestic w

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I am a Mother of a Murdered Daughter and I can and do make a difference in my communities

Kiev
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Kiev

Lamarr

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Enough

Cesar
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Cesar

Montoya

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So I won’t be next

Jesse
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Jesse

Schroeder

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every person deserves to live in a safe and thriving community. Together, we can do this

Brittney
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Brittney

Davis

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Our children need a safer place to live & their lives matter.

Karla
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Karla

RICHARDSON

Lead Coordinator

MOMCC

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I am a Mother of two murdered children in the Columbus Ohio Community and I am a member of MOMCC.

Terrill
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Terrill

Harvey

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Everyone needs to get along and not pick a gun up when they are mad! Violence is not the answer!

Dr. Nate
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Dr. Nate

Overmire

County Coroner

County Coroner

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gun violence deaths are preventable.

Todd
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Todd

Watson

Chief Executive Officer

Unlimited Potential Leadership Development LLC

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A city with reduced violence is a city in which our children can have a better and brighter today, tomorrow and forever!

Mechelle
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Mechelle

Leon

Mother Division Director

MOMCC

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I AM A MOTHER OF A MURDERED COLUMBUS CHILD

Ashley
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Ashley

Grace

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Everyone deserves to live in a peaceful environment Non Violence is the Only Form of Peace

Shaqualla
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Shaqualla

Lindsey

Violence Intervention

Community For New Direction

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I plan to provide continuous support to the young men and women in our community and show them that no matter the circumstances there is always room to grow and become better.

Mya
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Mya

Johnson

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It would help our community out in the future

Abby
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Abby

Hersey

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We all deserve to live free from the fear of gun violence.

Seneca
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Seneca

Ridley

Founder

Orange Hearts For Makenzi

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Our children matter.

Jon
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Jon

Johnson

Officer

Columbus Police

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Being a police officer it is our responsibility to make the safer.

Dwayne
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Dwayne

Carter

Interventionist

CVR

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It’s need to stop

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