One month after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut and the nation still grapples for a way to deal with the senseless violence committed on innocent victims. Sensationalistic storylines and outsized personalities continue to drive headlines, but underneath all the noise and flash something good is happening.
Families at the center of the tragedy are leading the call for moderate conversations and solutions that can help prevent similar tragedies in the future. Their effort, the Sandy Hook Promise is a good place to start.
There will be no easy answers, but agreeing to have a civil dialogue is a positive first step on this and other important national issues. Taking the pledge is free and cathartic, but most importantly it connects participants to a much larger community of people interested in considering new ideas, not just talking points.