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From: John Horejsi <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM
Subject: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington/GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION DAY OF ACTION
Please be responsive! Show your support by attending! john
Please join many other Gun Violence Prevention Group on the Mall on Saturday.
There no more essential civil right than to live free of the fear of gun violence.
– Jerry Poje
From: Joanna Simon <[email protected]>
LARGE TURNOUT EXPECTED FOR PROTEST AT NRA IN FAIRFAX
August 21st – GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION DAY OF ACTION
Wednesday Aug 21 is a day of action to demand legislative support for gun violence prevention. Join Organizing for Action (OFA) at 7:00 PM at the NRA Headquarters building for a Protest against the NRA’s nefarious actions to prevent sensible and reasonable limits on gun usage—continuing the tragic loss of lives resulting from gun accidents, felons who shouldn’t have access to guns in the first place (we need universal background checks NOW, and those who are mentally ill.
Bring your protest signs, or use ours. Make up your own chants and we’ll join in. Let’s let the NRA and Northern VA know that we want sensible gun reform laws NOW.
NRA Headquarters Building:
11250 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
To those who signed up via UUCF to be at the 50th Anniversary March on Washington this coming Saturday, 24 Aug:
- If you are planning to carpool from UUCF to the Vienna Metro, please plan to leave the church by 9:30 a.m. If you need a ride, please let folks on this list know.
- Whatever way you are planning to get to the March, please be at the Smithsonian Metro entrance by 11 a.m. Look for the UUCF banner.
- We will try to join other UUs where All Souls UU Church is meeting on the north side of the Reflecting Pool. There will be a big Standing on the Side of Love banner at the spot. Map below [I hope it comes out in the email!]
- It is just fine if you are not able or do not wish to join other UUs at the All Souls site. Wherever you are at the March is OK!
- It is possible that even if you want to join the All Souls UU group, you may not be able to because the police plan to limit the number of people in any one location.
- For those who wish to get to the Mall earlier, please know that various activities [speeches et al] are planned beginning at 8 a.m.
Below are links to three items that add to our understanding of the March and its significance. One is a You Tube of President Lyndon Johnson’s 1965 talk to Congress on the Voting Rights Act. The other two recent articles from The Nation magazine.
Also below is an email from Martina Leinz of the Million Mom March sent earlier today with up-to-date information about the March schedule of events.
Finally, if anyone has additional information about the March, or suggestions, or corrections to this email, please do send an email to the group.
Hi All –
I just got off the phone with one of the key partners for the March on Saturday and have received updated information on the schedule of events. The program begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Memorial with many speeches planned. At 2:00 p.m., (not at noon), we will march from the Lincoln Memorial to the MLK Memorial where they will be a short program before the event concludes and people disperse.
For signage, the Brady Campaign has asked that we speak with a unified voice to have greater impact and they would like us all to carry signs that they have had printed that say “Voices Against Violence.” The signs will be available for pick up beginning at 7:30 and throughout the day at the large flagpole area just north of the WWII Memorial on 17th street NW, South of Constitution Ave. One of my MMM colleagues, Carole Stiller, is the designated “Comfort Captain” and will be stationed here all day and will hand out signs.
For those of you planning to assist me with the gathering of signatures for the Voices Against Violence effort, we are meeting at the flagpoles on the north side of the WW II Memorial at 7:30 a.m. There will be a brief training session and then we will break into groups. If you want to assist in this effort and have not yet signed up, please contact Katie Simon directly at 202-643-6219 or e-mail her at mailto:[email protected] Everyone who officially registers with Katie will receive a Voices Against Violence t-shirt to wear.
Did you call your legislator today? Tell them to support ALL Safety Net programs.
Don’t know how? Go to http://www.s-a-l-t.org for more information.
To locate your legislator go to http://legis.state.va.us/