This Saturday afternoon, honor all the mothers who’ve been impacted by gun violence by marching to demand common sense gun laws. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Million Mom March of the Bronx are co-hosting the eighth annual Mother’s Day Eve March Against Gun Violence. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will be speaking, along with mothers who’ve lost children and loved ones from gun violence. We will be presenting our Mother’s Bill of Rights at this event.
What: Mother’s Day Eve March Against Gun Violence, honoring mothers who have lost their children to gun violence
When: Saturday, May 11th, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: The march begins at E. 138th Street and Brook Avenue in the Bronx. The presentation/speakers start at 1 p.m. at nearby People’s Park, at E. 141st Street and St. Ann’s Avenue. (Transit: 6 train to Brook Avenue)
What to bring: Please make and bring with you to carry eight paper flowers symbolizing the eight children lost each day to gun violence. Click here for instructions for making the flowers. (Please note that we’ve discovered that chopsticks and drinking straws work great for stems and are much cheaper than the suggested wooden dowels. For petals, we’ve been recycling old magazines, catalogs and party napkins.)
Take action! Please contact targeted New York Congressmen and urge to push them to support HR 1565 calling for background checks to save lives. Click here for details including names, phone numbers and Twitter handles of New York Congressmen that need a push.