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wi61

Looks like a strong turnout in DC

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jcitybone

Big crowd in Poughkeepsie at the Walkway Over the Hudson. Filled with marchers from end to end

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jcitybone

https://amp.poughkeepsiejournal.com/amp/441823002

Rather than accept this fear, Elizabeth Christopher joined thousands on the Walkway Over the Hudson to take part in the local March For Our Lives efforts. More than 7,000 people came out Saturday in conjunction with the national movement and in solidarity with the victims and survivors of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas
High School.

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Benny

Paul McCartney Stands in Solidarity, Joins MFouL in NYC:

Paul McCartney stood in solidarity with the thousands protesting gun violence across the nation Saturday at the March for Our Lives in New York.

“One of my best friends was killed by gun violence right around here, so it’s important to me not just to march today but to take action tomorrow and to have these people have their voices heard,” McCartney told CNN’s Jason Caroll.

Caroll asked McCartney what he hoped could be achieved by the rally, to which McCartney opened his jacket to emphasize the message on his shirt, which read, “We can end gun violence.” McCartney said he wasn’t sure whether gun violence could be ended on the legislative level, but said that what citizens can do is march.

The former Beatle was joined by his wife Nancy Shevell at the rally blocks away from the Dakota Building, outside of which John Lennon was shot in 1980.

(CNN Interview video is in the story, I believe the paywall is down for now.)

http://variety.com/2018/music/news/paul-mccartney-march-for-our-lives-new-york-john-lennon-1202735685/

Benny

We Are Here to Wake Up the Congress says Jaclyn Corin, Parkland Student at DC Rally

Great speech–do watch it!

http://abcnews.go.com/US/school-shooting-survivors-plea-march-lives-protesters-screaming/story?id=53986918

Benny

An 11 year old who is far more eloquent in a couple of minutes than our current tweeter-in-chief could deign to be in his term:

Benny

New Poll Indicates More Gun Laws Should be Tighter

A new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 69 percent of Americans think gun laws in the U.S. should be tightened. That’s up from 61 percent who said the same in October 2016 and 55 percent when the AP first asked the question in October 2013. Overall, 90 percent of Democrats, 50 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of gun owners now favor stricter gun control laws.

But even with claims of historic social momentum on the issue of gun control, the AP poll also found that nearly half of Americans do not expect elected officials to take action.

Among the questions facing march organizers and participants will be how to translate this one-day event into legislative change.

One way they hope to do that is by registering young voters and channeling energy into the midterm elections.

Source AP

phatkhat
phatkhat

My faves… Especially the last one. That is priceless.

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wi61
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Benny

Bernie Sanders Thanks Everyone Who was Able to Participate Today:

Benny

From my town posted by a city councilman running for County Clerk and whose spouse is a OR candidate for re-election for State Rep. I did not attend as it started snowing to beat the band, and I had had a very tiresome week last week. But I’m happy to see there was a turnout in my area, considering it is spring (cough) break.

https://twitter.com/Aaron4Clerk/status/977647314692202497

Benny

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