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Newtown Action Alliance heads to Washington

A few dozen people from the homegrown advocacy group Newtown Action Alliance made the six-hour bus trip from Newtown, Conn. to Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning to demand Congress resurrect the gun control legislation that failed in April.

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Seated with her sister Pearl Morosky, 9, not shown, Marie-Therese Morosky, 6, looks back at her father Andrew Morosky of Newtown while traveling on the bus from Newtown with members of the Newtown Action Alliance visit Washington D.C. to meet Congressmen to push for gun control legislation. Marie-Therese had four friends that died at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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While traveling on the bus from Newtown Elana Sadlon 18, left, and Peter Davenport, 18, center, both of Sandy Hook and Sarah Clements, 17, right, of Newtown, all members of the Junior Newtown Action Alliance, work on writing the building and office numbers on the letters members of the Newtown Action Alliance will deliver while visiting Washington D.C. to meet Congressmen to push for gun control legislation.

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While the bus from Newtown members of the Newtown Action Alliance Helen Brickfield, left, Larry Thompson, center, both of Sandy Hook and Jonathan Perloe, right, of Greenwich, sort the letters that the Newtown Action Alliance will hand deliver while in Washington D.C. to meet Congressmen to push for gun control legislation.

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Hill Thomas, second from right, legislative director for Congressman John Barrow of Georgia, shakes hands with Donna Miklaszewski of Sandy Hook, right with fellow members of the Newtown Action Alliance Chaplain Khaliah Abdul-Karim, a first responder grief councilor with FEMA and the first on the scene at Sandy Hook, left, and Rev. Matt Crebbin, second from left, senior minister of Newtown Congregational Church, before their meeting in Barrow's office while visiting Washington D.C. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 to deliver letters and meet Congressmen to push for gun control legislation.

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Nicholas Payne, center, and his wife Virginia Payne, bottom, of New Milford, members of the Brady Campaign, sit with a photo of their daughter, Rebecca Payne, who was murdered in a case of mistaken identity while a college student in Boston, while talking with Carole Clarkson of New Canaan, while they wait for members of the Newtown Action Alliance in the lobby of the Rayburn House Office Building to meet their bus after a day of visiting Washington D.C. to deliver letters and meet Congressmen to push for gun control legislation Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The Payne's joined the group from the Newtown Action Alliance on the trip because they wanted to support Newtown and Clarkson's daughter, Jennifer Killin, of Newtown, is a founding member of Newtown Action Alliance and is on the fundraising committee.

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Andrew Morosky of Newtown watches his daughters, Pearl Morosky, 9, left, and Marie-Therese Morosky, 6, play while they and fellow members of the Newtown Action Alliance wait in the lobby of the Rayburn House Office Building to meet their bus after a day of visiting Washington D.C. to deliver letters and meet Congressmen to push for gun control legislation Wednesday, June 12, 2013.