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5th Annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

Dear Superintendent:

Our children are a top priority for all of us here in Massachusetts. We want our children to learn and grow in an environment that is free of fear, violence and heartache. It is the mission of the Cellucci-Swift Administration to ensure that each child within the Commonwealth has every opportunity to succeed in life.

Educating our children about gun violence is a critical element in securing their future. Whether intentional or accidental, deaths and injuries resulting from gun violence cannot be tolerated. We must seek and utilize all available resources to stop these unspeakable tragedies before they can happen. Every step we take in countering incidents of gun violence must be eagerly embraced.

On October 17, we will be issuing a proclamation declaring "A Day of Observance for the 5th Annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence in Massachusetts." Children across the country will participate in the Annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. We ask you to encourage your students' participation by asking each of your elementary and middle school children to sign the Pledge. The Pledge can be downloaded from

We need our children to know that we care, and we must ask them to actively campaign against gun violence.


Argeo Paul Cellucci Governor
Jane Swift, Lieutenant Governor

Last Updated: October 10, 2000
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