UU Church announces Belfast 'March for Our Lives'

Mar 02, 2018
Courtesy of: Betsy Headley Local gun control protestors at the corner of High and Main streets Feb 18. Indivisible Waldo  and the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County co-sponsored a call for action on gun control and specifically a ban on assault weapons, in solidarity with the  students of Parkland, Fla., after the school shooting Feb. 14.

Belfast — The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast on March 2 announced its commitment, and that of other community partners, to ending gun violence in our country.

The church is leading "March for Our Lives: Belfast" at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The march will begin at the post office and move on foot to the UU Church at 37 Miller St. for speakers, music, skits and poetry.

“Not One More! March for Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar,” the church's press release stated.

“The mission and focus of March for Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues,” the press release said.

“No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country. Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear. It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.

“Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death,” the release said. “March for Our Lives!”

For more information, contact Patty Heath of the UU church at hthptty@gmail.com or 802-473-6945, or Amy Fiorilli at amyfiorilli@gmail.com or 930-0007.

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