Tell Trump: Denounce Sandy Hook Denier Alex Jones
Donald Trump is cozying up to radio host Alex Jones -- a man pushing the conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook School shooting was made up to push for stronger gun laws.
That's unacceptable. Erica Lafferty's mother was shot and killed at Sandy Hook, and she has a message for Trump. Add your name to her letter below to demand that he cut ties with Jones and his dangerous ideas.
Dear President-elect Trump,
My mother was shot and killed at Sandy Hook School four years ago, along with five of her colleagues and 20 first-graders. Since then, radio host Alex Jones has fanned the flames of a hateful conspiracy theory claiming that the shooting that took my mother's life never happened.
I'm asking you to denounce it immediately and cut ties with Alex Jones and anyone who subscribes to these dangerous ideas.
You've appeared on Jones' radio show, praised his "amazing" reputation, and promised him that you "won't let him down". Now he’s claiming you’ve personally called to thank him after the election, and will be on his show again soon. It's unacceptable.
My life changed forever when I lost my mother, as do the lives of the families of the 91 Americans shot and killed and hundreds more injured every single day. You've promised to be a president for all of us. Well, that includes victims of gun violence and their families, like me. I hope that you will not only refuse to go on his show, but that you will denounce the conspiracy theories that he spreads at the expense of gun violence survivors.
-- Erica Lafferty, daughter of Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, shot and killed at Sandy Hook School