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RISE TO END GUN VIOLENCE
#MarchForOurLives This Saturday

On 24 March, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, D.C. to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

RISE IN SOLIDARITY and stand up for an end to gun violence. Let's make the connections between the issues of ending violence against women and ending gun violence and march as V-Day and One Billion Rising activists in support of these student-led marches on Saturday, 24 March in locations across the US and the world.

Student led and organized by #NeverAgain, March for Our Lives has three demands:

  1. Pass a law to ban the assault weapons frequently used to carry out mass shootings.
  2. Stop the sale of high-capacity magazines, restricting the amount of ammunition.
  3. Close loopholes in America's background checks and implement laws that require background checks on every gun purchase, including those that occur online or at gun shows.

Sign the petition.

Need a poster? Download here.

Hashtag #MarchForOurLives and include our 2018 hashtags:

#RiseInSolidarity
#RiseResistUnite
#ThisIsV20
#UntilTheViolenceStops

Locate solidarity marches and events near you >

Gun violence in the United States* is a systematic issue that repeatedly endangers and devastates entire communities through school shootings. Gun violence in the US is also an issue of racism and misogyny, as it disproportionately affects Black communities who are impacted by police brutality.

The accessibility to arms perpetuates a cycle of domestic violence against women; the presence of a gun makes it 5x more likely that domestic violence turns deadly. Domestic violence often precludes mass shootings, "perpetrators of domestic violence accounted for 54 percent of mass shootings between 2009 and 2016" (Every Town for Gun Safety).


* "America has a unique problem," – Vox, 21 FEB 2018

According to the Gun Violence Archive, in 2018 there have already been 34 mass shootings, and in 2017 there were a total of 346. The Guardian

"The racial divide in America's gun deaths" – The Washington Post, 19 SEP 2014


Six Months Since Hurricane Maria - Support Efforts to Document and to Support Groups On The Ground

"We didn't do this to Katrina. We didn't do this to Harvey. Shame on us." - Catherine Kennedy, VP, National Nurses United.

6 months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico remains in crisis and in need of humanitarian aid. #PROnTheMap is making a documentary to keep the story in the news and continue putting pressure on our government to supply aid to Puerto Rico.

Help support the doc >

Donate to folks on the ground via the Puerto Rico Rising Fund, a response fund that will support youth, women and organizers in Puerto Rico as they work to take care of themselves and their community.


"A Celebration and a Call to Action: 20 Years of V-Day" In Women's ENews

Journalist Marianne Schnall reports from V20, the anniversary evening with interviews with Eve Ensler, V-Day Board member Pat Mitchell and members of the V-Day team.

READ it here >

 

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