This week marks the anniversary of one of the greatest tragedies in American history. When the forces of hate took human form, turned planes into weapons and destroyed over 3000 lives.
Hate has again taken human form, in the malignant leaders of our own government. Every day, we see crimes against humanity being sponsored with our own tax dollars. That we are seriously arguing as whether or not a facility is a concentration camp, shows how far we’ve fallen. That we sit quietly, while young children are dying or being terrorized in our custody, shows that we are not who we think we are.
Besides information, great speechs and marching (See Part 1), there was a lot of information being shared at the park. For those who weren’t able to attend, or didn’t have a chance to see it, we’ve attached it below.
California – New gun laws for 2018. (Sacbee)
California gun laws (Giffords)
Parents (and grandparents) Promise to Kids
The goal of Parents Promise to Kids (PPTK) is to get parents to vote for candidates who believe that the safety of our children is much more important than the right to own guns. We urge parents, grandparents and other concerned adults to sign a contract, found below and then post it on social media with the included instructions. The contract is a promise to kids that they will never leave their homes in fear of being attacked by people with assault weapons.
It was an amazing day yesterday, completely organized by four Ventura High School students. See this VC Star article for more videos and pics, as well as our Facebook page, and this link to great photos from Ray Smith of Indivisible Ojai Valley.
Our local congresswoman, Julia Brownley, made some great speeches. (Thanks to Paul Taylor for this great video!)
Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., students and future leaders from our own Ventura County Youth Collective took a moment from the MFOL events there to gather in front of this inspirational portrait. They toured the Capitol with staff from Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office, visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture and will be meeting with our legislators. Follow their adventures on Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading “March For Our Lives – Ventura! – Part 1”→
This Saturday, you have an opportunity to join our local students in their action to end gun violence.
Come to their March!
Four Ventura High School students started this March and have been working hard on planning it for over a month! They’ve been joined by students from other schools to make this an really great event.
This is no simple sidewalk rally…
They’ve worked out a budget, gotten funding, taken out permits with the city and arranged for audio equipment, food trucks and stage rentals. They’ve organized speakers (including our Congresswoman Julia Brownley!) media presence and anti-gun violence and voter registration booths, all while being full-time high school students.
What were we doing in high school? These students are amazing!