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  •  Rider #21: Brian Suto, Oxford, Connecticut (1+ / 0-)
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    Rider #21: Brian Suto, Oxford, Connecticut
    Rider #21: Brian Suto
    Rider #21: Brian Suto, Oxford, Connecticut

    WHY I RIDE?

    I ride as a student who believes that every student has the right to feel safe in his or her school. I ride because my mom and her elementary school students in Monroe, just a few miles away from Sandy Hook, should not have to question their safety.

    Safety was something that we always expected and took for granted in a school setting. On December 14, 2012, all of us realized that senseless violence could happen anywhere, even in such a quiet town, so close to home. This was the first time a tragedy of such magnitude became personal to me, as I now know that my mom could have been the teacher trying to protect her students, and I could have been the student, locked down in a room with my classmates, hiding from a gunman. It’s a shame that such a horrific incident was so preventable.

    I ride because I want to help in any way I can to make this country a better, safer place for everyone. I want the 26 Sandy Hook families to know that I care, that WE care. Being a part of Team 26 allows me to have a voice in creating awareness and affecting change, not just for the community around me, but also for the entire country. It is an honor to have the opportunity to make such a necessary contribution.

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    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 12:28:06 PM PDT

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