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CAGV & Veterans For Peace VIGIL Dec 6th

CAGV & Veterans For Peace VIGIL Dec 6th

The Coalition Against Gun Violence & Santa Barbara’s Veterans for Peace invite the Santa Barbara community to join together to “REMEMBER AND RECOMMIT” Memorial Vigil for San Bernardino Victims of Gun Violence & All Victims of Gun Violence WHERE: The Santa Barbara Veterans for Peace, Chapter 54 Costs of Wars demonstration (Cabrillo Blvd. and State) WHEN: […]

It's Not Gun Control – It's Gun Violence Prevention

It’s Not Gun Control – It’s Gun Violence Prevention

The following OP-ED is written by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair Once again America is awash in tears mourning the loss of precious lives to gun violence. The population of Roseburg and most especially Umpqua Community College will never be the same. Such numbing grief and profound sorrow enfolds this community. For all the literally thousands […]

CAGV Celebrates Twenty Successful Years

CAGV Celebrates Twenty Successful Years

Image above: CAGV’s 20th Anniversary Honorees in attendance: (standing) Former Supervisor Susan Rose, City Councilmember Gregg Hart, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, City Councilmember Cathy Murillo, Mayor Helene Schneider, Former Mayor Marty Blum, County School Superintendent Bill Cirone; in front: Former Mayor Sheila Lodge, State Assembymember Das Williams, CAGV Chair Toni Wellen, and Supervisor Janet Wolf. […]

Obama's Eulogy for Rev. Pinckney Speaks to Gun Violence & Racism

Obama’s Eulogy for Rev. Pinckney Speaks to Gun Violence & Racism

On June 26, 2015, President Obama delivered an impassioned call for America to confront gun violence and racism during his eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of nine victims of a massacre at Charleston, SC’s Emanuel AME Church. The nine victims include: Clementa Pinckney, 41, senior pastor at the church; Sharonda Coleman Singleton, 45, assistant […]

Santa Barbara Mourns with Charleston

Santa Barbara Mourns with Charleston

The following Oped is written by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair: Charleston, the community of Santa Barbara understands your grief, your sorrow and pain.  We have shared the loss of loved ones to gun violence and know the angst that remains.  Knowing you will never see your child live a full life, knowing you will never […]