Arm-In-Arm Safe Schools Project

Kudos go to Charleston student leaders, teachers, and Patrick Martin for his leadership of the AIA-Safe Schools Project. Patrick was interviewed by MTV regarding gun violence reduction issues while the Parkland team was in town.

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As South Carolinians, we have an obligation to keep guns out of dangerous hands. By taking the pledge, you become a member and promise to engage in dialogue that supports Universal Background Check legislation while respecting lawful gun ownership.

And we promise to keep you informed with regular updates and opportunities for action.

Faith Coalition Building

In both our faith and our freedoms, let us protect one another. An initiative of Arm-in-Arm, Stand-Up Sunday has brought together thousands of faith leaders and congregation members to address the issue of gun violence through sermons, hymns, and demonstrations of support for universal background checks. To join the congregations in our state that are participating in this event, email us with your place of worship’s name and the subject line, “We’re in.” We’ll be in touch soon.

Public Health

Addressing gun violence as a public health crisis in our state is key. Our public health outreach efforts galvanize medical students and healthcare professionals, and help supply South Carolina-specific information and accurate, data-supported research, to those who need it. We’re also working to introduce change in medical education about gun violence, raising awareness of the risks to young children and troubled family members.

See what we’re working on here

Education and Awareness

From rotary clubs and congregations to universities and PTAs, every day we’re reaching out to new people and new groups to talk about gun violence. Together, we’ll coordinate with community leaders across the state – to inspire and empower communities toward practical and productive solutions. Our outreach efforts are geared toward reaching thousands of South Carolinians — so they, in turn, can engage their networks.

See what we’re working on here