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Family of teacher killed at Sandy Hook: ‘We’re honoring her by fighting for change’

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After a day of advocating for change on Capitol Hill, Carlee, Jillian, and Carlos Matthew Soto spoke to Rachel Maddow about their sister Victoria and the need to keep America focused on the problem of gun violence. Victoria Soto died shielding her students last December at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and her parents were presented with the Presidential Citizen’s Medal by President Obama earlier this month in her name.

“We don’t want our sister to die for no reason,” Jillian Soto told Maddow Tuesday night. “We lost our sister, tragically, and we are now honoring her by fighting for her name and for change–in her name, and all the other victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School and all the other school shootings. We don’t just want her to be a statistic. We want her to be known for who she is and the amazing teacher that she was—the amazing sister she was—and ask for something, demand that something be done so that nobody else has to go through this.”

Watch the full interview above.

Family of teacher killed at Sandy Hook: 'We're honoring her by fighting for change'

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