On that date, kids, families and supporters will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. There will be sister events all over the country and the world, including Olympia.
The Olympia event begins at 11 a.m. on the steps of the Washington State Capitol. We will hear from area residents (mostly students) and then march down Capitol Way to Sylvester Park for more speakers, entertainment and booths.
Students from many area schools are organizing this event -- Olympia High , Capital High, North Thurston High, Black Hills High, Reeves Middle School and South Puget Sound Community College.
Adults involved are our very own Mayor Cheryl Selby, School Board member Scott Clifthorne, members of Thurston Gun Sense (local gun violence prevention organization) and many other concerned parents and community members.
Kathy Strauss is a member of Thurston Gun Sense and the name on the GoFundMe. Given security concerns, we wanted an adult's name on the account. I (Kathy Strauss) will be responsible for withdrawing the money from the GoFundMe account to pay all of these expenses. There will be three other members of our committee double-checking all withdrawals and disbursements of funds.
We are raising money to pay for permits, sound systems, publicity and other logistical needs for the event. If there is any money left over, it will all be donated to the national March For Our Lives organization. Thank you so much!
- Jamie Hazel
- Richard Dlugo
- Jeannette Lael
- Sara Eve Sarliker
- Raymond Nelson
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