If you've been wringing your hands over gun violence for the last two weeks (or two decades), you should join Washington Ceasefire's January 13 daytime march from Westlake Park to a rally at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater.
The rally, called StandUp Washington, will include speakers, 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.
... “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.
As Goldy has noted, political politics have made the already difficult prospect of passing state gun control legislation this session nearly impossible. Now more than ever, it's critical that gun-loving Republican legislators feel public pressure to address the issue. We need thousands of bodies in the street.
So lace up your walking shoes, bring the family, and prepare to walk. The fun starts at Westlake Park at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 13.
Curtsies to Fnarf.