Sandy Hook Parents Discuss New Violence Prevention Initiative

Some of the victims' families launched the Sandy Hook Promise to protect families from violence.
2:57 | 01/14/13

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part of the upcoming state of the union address. Earlier, I spoke with jimmy green, and nelda marquez-green. About the national promise. I began asking about their daughter, ana. She was full of life. Full of love. She knew how to give the best hugs and the best kisses. And, you know, we look at her empty bed now and we're -- just overcome by the grief, even a month out. It hasn't lessened. The shock. We're boelstered by our faith in god, knowing where she is now. We have so much support and love. And encouragement from family and friends. And ana would have loved that bow in your hair today. She would have. She was kind, loving, smart, and a fashionista. I'm wearing it for her today. You posted at christmas that you still sleep with her special blankets most nights in her bed. And you also promised her that you would do everything you can to make sure that kids everywhere are safe. That's what today is all about. Yes, it is. We're hoping that through sandy hook promise, we can bring awareness to issues and start a conversation, based on love and respect. Tom, you helped put this together. The sandy hook promise, which will be announced later this morning. Tell us exactly what you hope to achieve and how you're going to do it. In events like this, people polarize. They say you have to do this. I don't want to change that. Immediately, you have two sides attacking each other. We want to talk to those people that want to have a conversation. We need a national conversation on what are the things that do need to change so this doesn't happen again. We think it's holistic. It has to be a number of things. What is the most important thing you want to see changed? There's several. I don't think it's wise to focus on one. We need to make public places safer. Obviously, there needs to be a greater digs on mental health and access to it. Those are the main points of the conversation. There's a lot that goes into this. Focusing on one or the other won't be as effective, like tom said, taking a more holistic approach. I can see that ana is so deeply on your mind right now. What is your best memory of her? How passionate she was about loving god and loving people. And I hope that that can be the legacy that we leave, that love wins. And that love will prevail in this. We all share that hope. Thank you for coming in today.

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