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"NO TOY GUNS MERIT AWARD PROJECT" RESUMES FOLLOWING GUN VIOLENCE TRAGEDY AT NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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  • Jerry Rubin
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    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 18, 2012
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      > MEDIA ADVISORY
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      > FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      > Contact: Jerry Rubin
      > 310-399-1000
      > JerryPeaceActivistRubin@...
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      > "NO TOY GUNS" MERIT AWARDS OFFERED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
      > WHO PLEDGE TO NOT BUY OR PLAY WITH TOY GUNS.
      > YOUTH PEACE PROJECT RESUMES FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF 20 CHILDREN
      > AT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT.
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      > Santa Monica, CA- "If we are to create peace in our world, we must begin with our
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      > children." was a quote from Mahatma Gandhi. In the spirit of that message, and following
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      > the violent gun killing of 26 people, including 20 children ages 6 and 7, at the Sandy Hook
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      > Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the Alliance for Survival peace group
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      > based in Santa Monica, California will once again resume their "No Toy Guns Merit
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      > Award Project", offering the awards to children and families who pledge to not buy or play
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      > with toy guns.
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      > Longtime peace activist and project coordinator Jerry Rubin says the free personalized 81/2"
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      > by 11" suitable for framing merit awards can be obtained by sending a letter or email stating
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      > "Why I will not buy toy guns for my children." and that parents can also help younger children
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      > compose their own letters, if the children are not yet old enough to compose it themselves,
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      > stating "Why I do not like to play with toy guns."
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      > Pledge letters should be e-mailed to Jerry Rubin at: JerryPeaceActivistRubin@...
      > Or mailed to: Alliance for Survival Att.: Jerry Rubin 2035 Fourth Street #103-C
      > Santa Monica, CA 90405
      > People are reminded to please include the spelling of the child's name the merit award should
      > be made out to, as well as the return mailing address.
      > If requesting a merit award by mail, people are asked to enclose $1 to cover return postage.
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      > For further information call: 310-399-1000 or e-mail to the above address.
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      > People can also visit the project website at: NoToyGuns.org (website now being constructed)
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