Senators from both parties are talking a lot about doing something to stop the historic surge in gun deaths. They aren’t voting, so we’re marching.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gun violence isn’t killing Republicans or Democrats, it’s killing all of us. We should be able to agree that saving lives is the most important thing to do. We’re not asking for Congress to confiscate guns, or ban all weapons—we’re asking for basic protections from senseless violence and unnecessary death. That’s it.
And yet, communities in every corner of the country are afraid to go to their grocery store, their school, or their hospital. Gun safety simply isn’t a partisan issue. We’re glad to see the Protecting Our Kids Act pass, and pass with some bipartisan support. When we marched in 2018, we saw state legislatures pass over 150 pieces of legislation to prevent gun violence. Our activism works. We hope that when we march this Saturday, the federal government and the Senate will finally take their cue to protect our lives.
TO JOIN A MARCH OR TO ORGANIZE ONE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, TEXT MARCH TO 954-954 OR VISIT marchforourlives.org/MARCH22
March For Our Lives is hosting over 400 rallies across the country on Saturday, June 11 including a rally in Washington, D.C. designed to deliver a single message to elected leaders: “You are killing us with your inaction.” Those interested in participating in one of the planned nationwide Marches can find more details about their local event here.