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Activists Against Gun Violence Host Candlelight Vigils In Memory Of Newtown Victims

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Tonight activists against gun violence are hosting vigils in remembrance of the victims of shootings, including those killed in yesterday's shooting at Newtown Elementary School in Connecticut.

The Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles, Women Against Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence are hosting a vigil from 5 pm until 7 pm at the West Los Angeles Federal Building at 11000 Wilshire Blvd. A release from the groups says the Vigil for Action will "mourn the 26 lives that were lost in Connecticut and the 34 lives that are lost each and every day in the United States."

Other communities around the Southland and the country are holding similar vigils at 5 pm. There will be vigils at Grand View Boulevard Elementary School, El Marino Park in Culver City, Moorpark Park at Moorpark and Laurel Canyon boulevards, Westpark in North Hollywood and Pacific Coast Highway and Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, according to the Los Angeles Times and KPCC.

If you're interested in giving to organizations that are supporting the families of the Newtown shooting victims, visit Newtown Youth & Family Services, Inc. and Newtown Parent Connection, Inc.

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