Amy Chen

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Amy Chen is from North Philadelphia and at the age of 9, she experienced violence in her community and lost several friends to gun violence. She believes addressing the root causes to violence, like lack of community resources, is crucial in stopping the gun violence epidemic in America. She finally decided to take action to stop gun violence when she attended the first #Fight4AFuture summit in 2014. It was a wake-up call that her voice does matter. Amy was appointed to serve on Philadelphia’s Youth Commission by Councilwoman Tasco in 2013 and organized events in her community to reduce violence. She served as an East Coast regional organizer for Generation Progress through the GVP network. Served on the 2016-2017 #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council.

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