Students and community members of all ages, including U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressman Mark Pocan, will join together in Madison for a “sibling march” on Saturday, March 24, as part of the national March for Our Lives movement.
Kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC on Saturday, too, to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. The Madison march is one of the hundreds happening around the country planned by students and survivors of gun violence in communities big and small, in all 50 states.
“In my 19 years alive, I’ve witnessed 14 mass shootings. I’ve heard the phrase ‘deadliest mass shooting’ repeated on the news my entire life. I’m done being afraid that my school will be next; I’m marching because the time for common sense gun reform is long overdue,” said Jack Larsen, a student at UW-Madison and one of the organizers for the March For Our Lives. “I’m calling on students and teachers, parents and grandparents, friends and family, to march with us, and put an end to the epidemic of gun violence in our country.”
“I will be sharing my experiences and thoughts as a public school teacher for 24 years.” said Kristin Voss, a teacher at Madison Memorial High School who is supporting the youth leaders of the march in Madison. “The collective voices of the March for Our Lives movement will be heard! Join us! Support us!”
The national day of action will focus on calling for lawmakers to make students’ lives and safety a priority and to pass common-sense gun safety legislation. Community members from Madison will rally with other concerned residents for a sibling march as part of the March for Our Lives movement to call on lawmakers to make students’ lives and safety a priority by passing common-sense gun safety legislation.
Attendees and speakers will include U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Congressperson Mark Pocan, Stephanie Trask, student at Madison Memorial High School, Kristin Voss, teacher at Madison Memorial High School, and Jack Larsen, a tudent at UW-Madison
March For Our Lives-Madison will start at the UW Library Mall at 9:30 a.m. People will march up State Street toward the Capitol building at 10 a.m. and the rally will happen at 10:30 a.m.