#MarchForOurLives

OK, I make a lot of Axios, but they do redeem themselves now and then:

“On Saturday, in conjunction with the Florida students’ #NeverAgain march in D.C., teen organizers will hold more than 700 other marches across the country, covering 387 congressional districts in all 50 states.

“Marches will be held in the biggest cities — New York, L.A., Chicago, Denver and Atlanta — and also small towns, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, which is providing grants and guidance to local organizers.

“The latest count is 819 marches: 725 are in the U.S., and 94 abroad. (Search here by country, city or post code.)

“The solidarity marches are being organized partly by students, with speaking roles largely going to teens and survivors of gun violence.

“The events will include a big voter-registration push.

“In addition to marches and rallies, advocates will hold musical performances, poetry readings and moments of silence.

“Behind the curtain: The group is offering local organizers a PDF “tool kit” that includes downloadable graphics, sample Facebook and Instagram posts, a draft press release, and talking points for a rally speech or media interviews.

“The handbook’s social-media advice includes … “What to post: Photos of the march … Fun or poignant march signs … Photos of the crowd to show scale.”

“‘Be sure your tweets and instagram posts all use the hashtag #MarchForOurLives.”

“‘Tag @AMarch4OurLives, @Everytown, @MomsDemand, and @GiffordsCourage in your photo and video posts so that we can find your content and amplify it.'”

These young people continue to impress.

Anyway, I’ll be participating in Seattle (I’m sure I won’t be alone!)

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7 Responses to #MarchForOurLives

  1. roket says:

    While the GOP/NRA (There is no difference) demonize high school students, college students are becoming extremely well organized right alongside those high school kids. The difference is, all college kids can vote. Go yutes.

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  2. This was posted on a thread about this on Wonkette, and I think it’ particularly apt: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/475c325d4c2e0485871dc8b37a10417826be168b5ffffd321c62fa1ab63e4afe.jpg

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  3. Feline Mama says:

    I hear the Coward in Chief is headed outta Dodge during this. Someplace where he does, uh, something called ‘golfing”. Heard of it???

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  4. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    These kids are going to be this country’s saving grace.

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  5. JustLiz says:

    Guess what! #Vancouver has its own #MarchForOurLives March! I love this city and all the people in it.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/280592629139700/

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