Washington DC March For Our Lives
The March For Our Lives Rally will take place on
Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd and 12th street NW.
- The march will begin on Saturday, March 24th at 12:00 PM.
Pedestrian entrances are located at:
- Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street, NW
- Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW
- Indiana Avenue and 7th Street, NW
Click here for more information about the march.
Learn more here about lodging for those travelers staying in DC for the March For Our Lives.
Delaware March For Our Lives
- The march will go from Howard High School to Rodney Square, where there will be a rally to follow.
- The march will start at 10:00 am and the rally at Rodney Square will begin around 11:00 am and run until around 2:00pm.
- The rally will include music, informational vendors educating the public on ways we can prevent gun violence in Delaware, and speakers ranging from the students who helped organize the march to some of the sponsors of current gun legislation.
Learn more here about the march in Wilmington, Delaware.
The First Unitarian Church is organizing a bus to downtown
Wilmington for the march. Register here.
“In saying that the proposal to raise the age limit on purchases of assault weapons had “not much political support (to put it mildly),” President Trump fails a key test of presidential leadership. In his seminal work “Presidential Power,” Richard Neustadt concluded that the power of the president is the “power to persuade.”
Significant public support exists for improvements in gun safety. Rather than mobilizing the public, the president retreats. In the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook, I worked with courageous members of Delaware’s General Assembly to pass key pieces of gun safety legislation, including closing the gun show loophole. The margin of victory in these votes was surprisingly small given the public support.
The support of former Attorney General Beau Biden and Lt. Gov. Matt Denn demonstrated what leaders can accomplish even in the face of legislative resistance. If only President Trump were to follow their lead.
JACK MARKELL, WILMINGTON, DEL.
The writer was governor of Delaware from 2009 to 2017.”
The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence Legislative Fund coordinates with national gun violence prevention groups and local grassroots activists with one goal in mind:
Pass laws in Delaware that make our communities safer.
In the wake of yet another gun tragedy in Parkland, Florida, we hear our friends and neighbors ask: “What can we do?”
Right now, we are working to support three bills in the General Assembly.
This year, we can:
• Make it a crime in Delaware to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a trigger crank or bump-stock devices of the type that gunman Stephen Paddock used to kill 58 people and wound 500 more in Las Vegas. (HB 300)
• Limit access to firearms for those who present a danger to themselves or others, while giving our mental health professionals more tools to help patients they believe could harm themselves or others. (HB 302)
• Give families and law enforcement a legal process they can follow to temporarily remove firearms from someone exhibiting signs of being a significant danger to themselves and others. (HB 222)
We need your help. We need your support. We need your voice.
Please join our coalition, follow us on Facebook and watch this newsletter for more information in coming weeks about how you can use your voice to affect real change in Delaware.
The testimonies from 2018 hearing on bump stocks, written and delivered by Dennis Greenhouse (PDF) and George Higgins (PDF).
Continue reading DeCAGV HB 300 Testimonies: Dennis Greenhouse & George Higgins
Thoughts from Dan Maas, new executive director of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence Educational Fund:
As the nation mourns the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones – our prayers are with you.
Out of respect to the memory of those lost, we must act to end the cycle of violence in this country. With populations burdened with social and economic hardship, it is our mission to start from the beginning and work our way up — by reinforcing core values, promoting skill development and creating access to opportunities that empower people to rise above.
We honor those who have lost their lives to gun violence with the actions we take in our own communities and our own neighborhoods, with meaningful engagement and support that will nurture the growth of those neighborhoods into true communities and instill hope where it cannot be found.
This opportunity will not always be here. We act now.
Every eight days, someone in Delaware dies of a self-inflicted gunshot.
A new bill in the Delaware Legislature, HB 222 sponsored by Rep. David Bentz, will give families a chance to save the life of a loved one in crisis — by temporarily taking guns out of the equation.
Contact your representative today – and tell them you support this life-saving law.
HB 222, creating a specific legal process for Lethal Violence Protection Orders (LVPO) – similar in concept to domestic violence orders of protection – that will allow family members or law enforcement to go before a judge when a person shows signs of being a danger to themselves or others. Based on evidence presented to the court, a judge can issue a Lethal Violence Protection Order, temporarily prohibiting the person in crisis from possessing or purchasing firearms.
LVPOs are NOT permanent. Respondents may petition to have them lifted after the crisis has passed, and they automatically expire after a year unless a renewal hearing is requested.
Learn more about LVPO legislation here.
Please act now. This important vote could be taken soon. On behalf of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence, thank you for your continued help and action in supporting laws that will reduce gun violence in our state.