Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, pushed back against the idea that the event is a vigil. Instead, according to Everitt, it's about pressuring Barack Obama to take action on the issue.Meanwhile, the gun-control organization saw an increase in donations today:
"If you can't speak out about the need for tough gun laws after a classroom of kindergartners are massacred, then you ain't got it in ya," Everitt says.
...the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence says it has seen a "huge" influx of donations.
"I've seen a huge increase," a spokeperson for the gun control organization told BuzzFeed. "I have not done anything to add up amounts," she said, emphasizing that the organization's focus today is not on fundraising, "I had a huge amount of new donors come in, and people have been calling. [It's] notably different than any other day."