“March For Our Lives” On March 24

On March 24, hundreds of thousands of people of all ages will descend on Washington, DC. “March For Our Lives” will demand an end to gun violence in America’s schools.

Here in Westport, hundreds will march too.

Phillip Addario, Bruce Chapman and Adria Belport are organizing a Westport March For Our Lives candlelight vigil.

Participants meet at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in the Bartaco parking lot. With candles and posters, they’ll walk to the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Post Road bridge — site of many citizen gatherings over the decades — and then on to Main Street.

“We believe the time is now to demand action from legislators, state and federal agencies, corporations, and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reform,” Belport says.

“Together with our collective voices, we can help end gun violence in our schools and communities.”

The Westport Downtown Merchants Association will distribute information and posters. The organization encourages merchants who align with the cause to support or participate too.

(Click here for more information, on the event’s Facebook page.)

6 responses to ““March For Our Lives” On March 24

  1. Michelle Benner

    I’m all for the march and taking a stand for common sense gun laws, and thank you to everyone’s efforts for organizing this event. But the soviet era propaganda poster design rif feels a little confusing and unsettling to me. Just curious why the designer chose to go this route?

  2. Michelle Benner

    And why are people encouraged to wear black jackets? Sounds kind of subversive / morose. I’m getting mixed messages here. Is this really how people who support common sense gun laws want to be perceived? Shouldn’t we be out in front, in the light, leading the way instead of under the cover of darkness and outdated political ideologies? Apologies for being so critical & questioning. I’d guess I’d just like to understand the intent behind the suggestion.

  3. Michelle Benner

    Not to mention the stark reminder of how much Russia has been in the news lately regarding influencing our elections, ties to our president etc. OMG I should stop! I hope this is my last comment. Again, so sorry to completely tear into this person’s hard work.

  4. Eric William Buchroeder SHS '70

    It’s encouraging that the next generation has taken control of its future and is doing so in a highly articulate manner.. Safety and security are complex problems the 1st task is to overcome the polarization that threatens everybody’s safety and security.

  5. Bill Boyd (Staples 66)

    Thank you again Dan!

  6. I and my family give our 100% support to the students who stand up against any violence may it be foreign nor domestic. We have donated to March for Our Lives campaign and also bought their campaign shirts here https://teechip.com/stores/march-for-our-lives-shirts