March for our Lives–a note from Phyllis
Alice McKinley and Marty Preston would have been out there marching with the young people in Washington yesterday. I am so proud of all of you, all over the country–the world!– who are not afraid to demand sensible and profound changes to the regulation of guns in the United States. I think of the young Freedom Riders who ushered in Civil Rights legislation; the draft-age protesters who saw no end to the Vietnam War–just the slaughter of young men on both sides go on and on; and now you, who will take action when Congress is often too timid to even bring a vote to the floor on even the most reasonable of gun control measures. In two or three years your generation will hit the polls. Remember what you heard yesterday: tell your state and federal lawmakers that if they don’t vote for universal background checks, They’re out! If they don’t have the courage to stand up to the NRA, Get out! Organize a town hall and invite your congress person to attend. If he or she won’t come, invite their opponent. You have more power than you know.