For Immediate Release
May 17, 2013
Contact: Melissa Antal
“It Can Happen Here” takes a stand against violence
The violence prevention group, “It Can Happen Here” (formerly “Preventing Newtown”) held a launch event on Friday, May 17, 2013 to unveil its new logo, website, Board of Directors, and social media sites. ICHH describes itself as a volunteer-based movement committed to reducing violence in our country by inspiring others to take action, in their own hometowns and on the national level, in the areas of bullying, education, gun safety, mental healthcare, parenting, and poverty.
Melissa Antal, ICHH founder, created the group after the December 14, 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. Antal, a mother of two young children, explains what motivated her to take action: “The day I learned about what happened in Newtown, I sat in the car line at my son’s Elementary School and sobbed. I spoke to the…
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