Jim, I hope this finds you well. Once again, I’m Lee’s little brother and I appreciate you taking the time.
The last we spoke you were headed out to cover the olympics. I hope you had fun as I really enjoyed watching them.
I’m contacting you again because we’re approaching the second anniversary of the Sandy Hooke Elementary shootings and I’m horrified to witness that nothing is being done to prevent future school shootings. Meanwhile, Obama tried passing gun legislation and when he failed, his office created The Sandy Hook Promise. The SandyHook Promise as you know is believed to be created by the families of the victims of Sandy Hook, but it is not. It states parents together to stop gun violence but again the agenda is to pass the failed gun legislation through the terror of parents.
This is good and all but if we really want to protect our children and keep them safe we would first STOPBullying. I believe bullying is the biggest instigator to school violence. This Dec14/ 1214, we are launching a national campaign to have every student, by this time next year, sign a contract to stop bullying. This I believe is the first step. Once we address Bullying, school violence/shootings should decrease significantly. Mental illness is then to be addressed more responsibly, and then we can redefine gun laws.
Since SandyHook there have been 87 school shootings and more to come unless we act quickly.
I’m asking for you to help in any way you see fit. We were scheduled to go on THE View to do a segment that discusses the campaign and break out the problem in stackable steps. We also had invited folks like Denzel, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica, etc. etc. We have celebrity interest and support which is needed when we do launch. This of course has nothing to do with me. I’m empathic because I’ve lived through most of which I’m trying to prevent- successfully I might add where two of my siblings had not.
I know you are no longer with the Today Show- which is awful for me. But, I do know you are part of the NBC family elite. If there’s anyway you could help us pay tribute to air this Dec 12, I’d greatly appreciate it, But again- it’s not to my benefit…. If I was able to do what I’ve been relentlessly doing for the past 2 years, the two 14 year old girls murdered in WA last year would be alive today.