Join concerned area residents in a march and rally on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. to call for sensible gun control laws. In the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Washington CeaseFire and others are turning Anger into Action, as supporters march from Westlake Park to Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater.
The rally, called StandUp Washington, will include speakers (Sen. Ed Murray, Mary Lindquist, president of the WEA, Mayor Mike McGinn and others), music and remembrance for those lost. Most important, there will be a call to action on this day before the opening of the 2013 Legislative session.
Sponsors include Washington CeaseFire, the Austin Foundation, the Church Council of Greater Seattle, Faith Action Network of Washington, Plymouth Congregational Church, First United Methodist Church of Seattle, University Temple United Methodist Church, SEIU Local 6, LWEA, St. Mark’s Cathedral, St. James Cathedral, the Children’s Alliance, Consejo, the GSBA, The Jewish Federation, the Seattle NAACP, and many, many more.
“We want to send a clear message to our legislators that we want to ban semi-automatic assault weapons,” says Beth Flynn, Executive Director of Washington CeaseFire, says,
Supporters are encouraged to bring their families and join civic, religious and education leaders in this show of support for sensible gun legislation and for the victims of all gun violence, from Newton to Seattle. Please use the hashtag #StandUpWA to spread the news on Twitter of the rally and march. Download the StandUpWAFlyer and share with your friends.
For more information, please call 206-972-1952 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.washingtonceasefire.org. Follow us on Twitter at @WACeaseFire, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/washingtonceasefire.
- Please use public transportation to keep Seattle green.
- Weather will be cool and dry. Bring warm shoes, a hat, gloves, a scarf and a sign. See you there!