Students rally in Montpelier to stand in solidarity against gun violence
Media Coordinator: MacKenzie Murdoch, freshman at Johnson State College
March Director: Madison Knoop, freshman at Johnson State College
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What: March for Our Lives Montpelier - A Student-led Rally Against Gun Violence
When: March 24th, 2018 from 12 - 2 pm
Where: Montpelier, VT Vermont | State House Lawn
MONTPELIER, VT - March for Our Lives is a rally in solidarity with Parkland youth. The youth of today are being forced to step up and take the action that wasn’t previously being taken. This rally has been organized primarily by youth around Vermont and will take place in Montpelier on the State House Lawn on Saturday, March 24th from 12 - 2 pm.
“Why do we think Vermont is immune to this issue? Gun violence is everywhere and we need to step up to address it,” stated Madison Knoop, Johnson State College freshman and Director of the Montpelier March for our Lives.
At this rally there will be tables providing information regarding gun violence, voter registration, and other issues of importance to youth. Youth presenters will talk about different issues regarding gun violence - not only mass shootings but also gun violence in everyday life. This is an opportunity to address legislators and voice the need for safety in this country. If you support survivors of gun violence and the Parkland Youth and you believe safety needs to be priority, you will attend this march.
Clai Lasher Sommers (Executive Director, GunSenseVT, and Survivor)
Zoe Hecht (8th grader, Vermont Commons School)
Alexandra Smart (Montpelier High School)
Allie Brown (Senior, Burlington High School)
Olivia Horton (Early College Student, Johnson State )
Additional Survivors of Gun Violence
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About March for Our Lives Montpelier
The March for the Our Lives organizing committee is a group of dedicated students ranging in age from 13 to 23. The group came together to create a local platform for youth to raise their voices about gun violence.