On Valentine’s Day (Thurs., Feb. 14), a Candlelight Vigil will be held at Ann and Don Davis Park (840 W. Olive St., Newport) Gazebo from 5:30 to 6:30 to remember the lives lost at school shootings across America.
This date marks the one-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy in Florida.
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Dear Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon members,
The US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action” on Wednesday, February 7, at 7 am PST.
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** BOOKMARK Ceasefire Oregon’s website https://www.ceasefireoregon.org/legislation for updates on both national and Oregon state legislation.
Nationally, 47 bills have been introduced, of which 37 support gun violence prevention. Senators Wyden and Merkley either co-sponsor or support all 37. Let Congressman Kurt Schrader https://schrader.house.gov know you support any and all gun violence prevention legislation. In Oregon, 17 bills have been introduced, of which 10 support gun violence prevention.
Please share widely.
Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon Steering Committee
For decades minority communities have pushed for regulation of the gun industry but white liberal allies have rarely shown up to fight with them. The Parkland students have made a concerted effort to close the ‘empathy gap’
Source: ‘We share the stage’: white suburban liberals and minority activists fight together for gun reform | US news | The Guardian
The region will play host to at least 20 demonstrations against gun violence on March 24.
Source: These are the March for Our Lives events for Oregon and SW Washington | OregonLive.com
Hundreds of Newport High School students joined the nationwide protests today.
They walked out of their classrooms at 10 am for 17 minutes to honor and remember the Parkland, Florida students.
17 young lives were lost. 17 lives were wasted on February 14th, one month ago today. Students had a microphone to speak to share their thoughts in tribute with each other.
Thank you so much, to the Lincoln County School Administration’s support in making this a sacred and safe event for our children! The pain is unbearable; we must focus and protest the inaction on guns. Columbine was almost 20 years ago and it goes on. Enough is enough! #neveragain
Hi everybody! On Sat. March 24th, we will gather about 11:45 am at City Hall and march at noon. Our route will be to cross Hwy 101 at Angle Street with the blinking light. Stay on the sidewalk, cross only with the lights, and use the crosswalk. We will march as far as the bridge. You may want to carpool and leave your car anywhere before the bridge or the state park at the bridge. Bring your own sign.
This is a national march initiated by the kids who survived the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018. They are going to march on Washington DC 3/24/2018. There are over 500 marches in other cities. Please forward this to all your friends on any/all social media. Make posters! Take them to stores and post. Please help share the event. Thank you! Let’s do this!
Here’s a link to the national page:
Gov. Kate Brown will sign a bill the Legislature sent her Thursday to ban convicted domestic abusers and stalkers from buying or owning guns.
Source: Oregon passes gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers | OregonLive.com