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A Safer Columbus Starts With Us.


I Pledge to Keep Columbus Safe

Join us in committing to a safer, more united Columbus. Take the pledge now.

Take The Pledge

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A Call and a Commitment, 
a Pledge to Stand Together as Neighbors

Columbus City Council President, Shannon Hardin, explains the meaning behind the We Got Us campaign.  

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By standing together, we reinforce the promise of a brighter future for our children in Columbus.

The Impact Of Your Pledge

We will not allow crime and gun violence to be the norm in Columbus. 

Setting A New Standard

By being active in our communty we will enhance our neighborhoods' safety. 

Building Stronger Neighborhoods

We will become mentors and champions for the youth. 

Empowering Our Youth

We will lock up our guns in secure lockboxes, and secure our homes to protect us and our children.

Responsible Gun Ownership 

We pledge to share enriching summer and after-school programs with young people. 

Enriching Opportunities

The Role of 
"The Village" in Keeping Our Community Safe

A word from Nana Watson on how important it is that we all show up as a collective community. 

The NAACP Columbus Branch and Columbus City Council are teaming up on a new anti-violence campaign called "We Got US,"  READ MORE

Columbus City Council, NAACP ask residents to take 'We Got US' pledge to end gun violence

October 17, 2023 | Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — City mayors across the U.S. convened at The United States Conference of Mayors 91st Annual Meeting.

The meeting was held in Columbus, Ohio this year. READ MORE

Mayors from across the country gather to discuss agenda, other topics

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June 2, 2023 | Spectrum News

Recent gun violence in Columbus prompted the mayor to ask businesses to close early this past weekend. Police beefed up patrols, and Monday the city council takes further action. READ MORE

Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are trying to stem gun violence

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May 22, 2023 | NPR 

The programs are designed to help keep young people from being involved in crimes, keep them engaged and learn and build upon new skills. READ MORE. 

City announces $20 million in funding for summer programs to keep youths away from crime

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May 17, 2023 | 10TV

The money will be split between 14 small grassroots organizations, including churches. READ MORE

14 Columbus organizations receive $250,000 as part of city grant to keep youth away from violence

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May 16, 2023 | 10TV 

"(We) are calling on you and your neighbors to lock arms with us. Our generations must step up and look out for the next," Shannon Hardin and Nana Watson.  READ MORE

‘Our generations must step up’ to stop gun crimes, other moments of fear| NAACP, city leaders

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July 13, 2023 | Columbus Dispatch

Hear from US

Whether you have questions, insights, or want to collaborate, we're here to listen. Reach out to be part of the "We Got Us" movement. Together, we can build a safer and stronger Columbus.

Connect with US

The 'We Got Us' campaign is a collective effort by and for our communities in Columbus, championed in partnership with the Columbus City Council and the

Columbus Branch of the NAACP.

What is We Got US?

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Leaders and Business Owners: Amplify Your Voice

Your leadership and influence in Columbus can help propel 'We Got Us' to new heights. Collaborate with us!

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