Thursday, December 20, 2012
Somehow a week has passed since the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. As a mother, a Connecticut resident and a human being, I feel deeply impacted by what happened. This morning at 9:30 am, my 21 month old daughter watched me ring our farm's bell 26 times for the innocent lives that were lost. Let us do more, this time, than talk about gun reform and mental health. It is hopeful that discussions have begun, but let's make sure that laws are made and action is taken to make assault weapons illegal and mental health care available and de-stigmatized. Mental diseases are blind to social class, ethnic groups and are likely to affect every family in one form or another.
Please take action and make a difference. Click on the links below to read more and write letters to state officials.
Write to Congressman Murphy- Click HERE
Write to Senator Blumenthal- Click HERE
Community Health Resources- CHR
Obama declares gun control 'central issue' NY TIMES
And to the families who lost loved ones last Friday, know that you are loved by so many and held in our hearts.
Julie Harrison, a landscape designer and decorator, has a flair for creative and imaginative designs that are infused with her own unique sense of style. She knows that a good horticulturalist has to “get their hands dirty in order to get green.” Julie has been a contributor to CBS affiliate, WFSB's Better Connecticut, ABC News 8 Connecticut and Garden Talk on WTIC 1080. You can contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org and www.juliesharrison.com and www.juliethegardenfairy.com