For over a decade, every few months, weeks, and even days, the American news cycle is dominated by stories of gunmen causing terror and carnage in our schools, our theaters, our concerts, and our churches. It's time to do something about it. Cincinnati and other cities across the nation are rallying for gun control in the hopes of ending massacres like the one that took 17 lives on Valentine's Day last week at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Join the March For Our Lives!
The rally is being led by students and teachers from around the country, who have banded together in the wake of last week's tragedy to make real change. They're being encouraged and supported by the organizers of the Women's March and the Network for Public Education, among others, who are encouraging them to organize school walk-outs, legislative sit-ins, and other events en masse. Survivors of the shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have led the charge so far, with powerful televised speeches and action to push tougher guns laws. Watch one of those speeches below:
At INHAILER, just like people across the country, we felt the impact of the shooting. I, personally, have a family member who was shot and killed many years ago; now, I have friends who are teachers, friends who go to college, and friends who have kids in school. Some of our own DJs here at the station have children, and many of you out there have kids or at least know people who do. As a country, we've waited too long to take action to protect them. Let's change that.
We're a station built on the idea that action can create an impact. So join us at the March For Our Lives in Cincinnati. The march will include student speakers and will end outside Senator Rob Portman's office downtown. It's organized by the Young Feminists Coalition and the Cincinnati branch of United We Stand. We'll be out there, and we hope you will be too!
When: Saturday, March 24, 11 AM
Where: Start TBD; ends at 312 Walnut Street.
How much: Free, obviously, but bring a sign, your friends, and your resolve!