Advocacy, Awareness raising, Community, Gun/Armed Violence
For Almost 35 Years Washington Ceasefire Has Been The Most Prominent Citizen Activist Group That’s Led the Fight on Reducing Gun Violence in Washington State.
In 2009 We fought in Olympia and won new legislation that denied gun rights to some 5000 Washington residents who were involuntary committed for mental illness for at least thirty days.
In 2012 We started a gun free zone program that well over 100 local businesses continue to uphold to this day.
In 2013 We gathered more signatures for the I-594 universal background check initiative than any other volunteer group.
In 2014 We lead the nation in an aggressive safe storage ASK campaign (Asking Saves Kids) which involved social media, radio and transit advertising along with dozens of presentation to neighborhood PTA’s.