For the accidental activists who became a dynamic force in national policymaking after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., brought a grim sense of deja vu. Here three of them discuss the memories and responses sparked by the Newtown shootings. Mary Fetchet, a social worker before she lost her son in the Twin Towers on 9/11, now runs an advocacy group called Voices of September 11th. She spent five days in Newtown to help the families of the murdered children, and attended a Jan. 14 news conference at which members of the community. More.
For 9/11 Relatives, Newtown Brings Grim Sense of Deja Vu