This February, Ohioans are celebrating love with friends and family. Tragically, countless Ohioans have been touched by gun violence through the death of a loved one, neighbor, or community member.
Over 1,200 families of men, women, and children lost a loved one to gun violence in Ohio in 2011. That means more people died in Ohio that year than from guns than motor vehicles. The time to act is now.
Speak from your heart to those left behind in these senseless tragedies. Sign our e-card to the loved ones of gun violence victims at http://www.ohioceasefire.org/hearts/
Picture Peace is a youth outreach and violence prevention program. It provides a safe forum for kids discuss gun violence and gun violence prevention and asks kids to respond to the subject through art. Kids voice their ideas about gun violence in our culture and create a vision for peace, while working one on one with OCAGV. This year, we're having a celebration of students’ visual responses to the topic at the Picture Peace Art Contest & Awards Ceremony. Help keep the conversation going and give today through power2give to have your funds matched!