“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. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.” Mission Statement — March For Our Lives
Where possible, our Sisters, Associates and Staff physically participated in marches in the US. Across the Congregation, we participated in prayer at the same time either individually or as part of a prayer service.
March For Our Lives — New York City
Sisters Virginia Blend, Marie Sorenson, Cathy Stare, Associate Ann Masters and Peace and Justice Coordinator Melissa Gibilaro participated in the NYC March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24. 175,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan to raise their voices against gun violence and advocate for safety in schools.
March For Our Lives — Patchogue, NY
“The four of us (Sisters Margaret Bickar, Betty Toohig, Margaret Coppenrath and Noreen Cleary)went to the March. Folks met at republican Lee Zeldin’s office. Quite a number of folks…mostly middle to those of us in our wisdom years!! What a wonderful showing around the country!”