Our Revolution Massachusetts Endorses the March for Our Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 19th, 2018

Press Contact: Andrea Burns burnsand@gmail.com 413-210-5276

Our Revolution Massachusetts Endorses the March for Our Lives

The Representative Council of Our Revolution Massachusetts (ORMA) voted to endorse the March for Our Lives events taking place all over the Commonwealth on Saturday, March 24th, 2018.

Our Revolution supports the youth organizers who are leading this historic effort and stands in solidarity with all those participating in rallies and marches across the country. ORMA believes common-sense gun control measures, including background checks and a ban on assault weapon sales, are legislative priorities.

While the call to action by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High appears to represent a tipping point in public opinion, “The students of color who participated in the walkout last week highlighted the disparity in the way the media, the public, and the politicians respond to gun violence in communities of color,” says Abida Adnan, co-chair of ORMA’s leadership committee.

“Our Revolution is dedicated to exposing the persistent disparities confronting our nation,” Adnan continues, “and joining hands with activists of color to address the larger question of who gets empathy in America; and which issues and people are considered important.”

On the day of the walkout last week in DC, Senator Sanders told students, “What you are doing is of national significance. You are leading us to protect the American people and leading this country in the right direction. When people come together, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished.” To find a local march near you: https://event.marchforourlives.com/event/march-our-lives-events/search/

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(edited for the website) Local Marches

March for Our Lives Boston (Facebook event)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1607397545975790/

March for Our Lives Plymouth (Facebook event)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1289747474459213/

March for Our Lives Worcester (Facebook event)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1565851640173577/

March for Our Lives Greenfield (Facebook event)
https://www.facebook.com/events/190015908267918/

March for Our Lives Pittsfield (Facebook event)
https://www.facebook.com/events/148189392535684/

March for Our Lives Springfield (Facebook event) Senator Elizabeth Warren is the keynote speaker.
https://www.facebook.com/events/355087724899936/

March for Our Lives Pioneer Valley Western Mass Northampton (Facebook event) https://www.facebook.com/events/170576480247420

Transportation

Our Revolution UMass Amherst meet up for Northampton
https://www.facebook.com/events/391651624644083/

The New Bedford Democrats are providing a bus to Boston and lunch for $15.00. The bus will start in New Bedford, pick up people in Fall River, then stop in Brockton. Send an email with your name, number of people and telephone number to: uncaffeine@zoho.com


The mission of Our Revolution is to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate political consciousness. ORMA brings together people of all backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented and working-class communities in Massachusetts to work for fairness, justice, and equality. www.ourrevolutionma.com

 

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