Friday, January 25, 2013

CALL TO ACTION on Saturday & GET HEARD on Sunday

TWO great events at Veterans Plaza and Civic Building in Silver Spring this weekend!


CALL TO ACTION on Saturday
Gun Control Rally & March
Starts w/Rally at Veterans Plaza (8:45 a.m.)

This Saturday there will be a “March on Washington for Gun Control.”  This is a grassroots upsurge of families across America to demand a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and for urgently needed measures like licensing of firearms. The march is supporting both federal legislation and the state bills currently being considered by the Maryland Legislature in Annapolis.

Silver Spring area residents are getting together with Senator Jaime Raskin and others at 8:45 a.m. in Veterans Plaza, downtown Silver Spring for a pre-march rally. They will then leave for the Metro by 9:30 a.m. to travel to the Capitol together. The group will assemble there at 10:00 a.m. and march.

The march – down Constitution Ave all the way to the Washington Monument - will be a silent procession, holding signs with the names of victims of gun violence.  Congressman Chris Van Hollen will join delegations from Newton, Conn., actress Kathleen Turner, and others from throughout the country for this march.


GET HEARD on Sunday
State Legislative Forum
4 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Building

Join Silver Spring friends and neighbors Sunday January 27th at 4 p.m. in the Silver Spring Civic Building for a legislative forum with State senators and representatives in Annapolis. The event is coordinated by Progressive Neighbors.

Scheduled participants include Senators Jamie Raskin, Karen Montgomery, and Roger Manno, along with Delegates Sheila Hixson, Tom Hucker, and others.

There will be a Q&A session about state policies and initiatives that will affect our area:
- Death penalty

Green energy and wind farms off the coast
Education funding
Gender equality
Gun controlRoads, sidewalks, and public transportation
Civil liberties
Safe streets

Come meet your representatives, be heard, and help improve our community in the process... all at one public meeting in our own neighborhood.

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