On 24 March, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, D.C. to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.
RISE IN SOLIDARITY and stand up for an end to gun violence. Let’s make the connections between the issues of ending violence against women and ending gun violence and march as V-Day and One Billion Rising activists in support of these student-led marches on Saturday, 24 March in locations across the US and the world.
Student-led and organized by #NeverAgain, March for Our Lives has three demands:
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Hashtag #MarchForOurLives and include our 2018 hashtags:
Gun violence in the United States* is a systematic issue that repeatedly endangers and devastates entire communities through school shootings. Gun violence in the US is also an issue of racism and misogyny, as it disproportionately affects Black communities who are impacted by police brutality.
The accessibility to arms perpetuates a cycle of domestic violence against women; the presence of a gun makes it 5x more likely that domestic violence turns deadly. Domestic violence often precludes mass shootings, “perpetrators of domestic violence accounted for 54 percent of mass shootings between 2009 and 2016″ (Every Town for Gun Safety).
According to the Gun Violence Archive, in 2018 there have already been 34 mass shootings, and in 2017 there were a total of 346. The Guardian