My name is Eva Gerstle, I’m a senior at Northampton High School, and writing on the behalf of the Pioneer Valley Students for Gun Control.
Following the massacre in Parkland, Florida, local student activists have formed a coalition dedicated to ending gun violence. On March 24th, we will be marching with students from 15 local schools and over 30 local faith groups, unions and activist groups (and growing) in the Pioneer Valley March For Our Lives to demand our Congress take action to protect our lives from the gun epidemic.
Our plan is to use the March to highlight teen voices but in order to amplify them to the rest of the country, we need our entire community to rally with us.
Would you be willing to support us by donating to us? Doing so strengthens our movement and brings our entire community closer together so that we can make sure we can get as much of our community to show up and keep moving on the 24th and long afterward.
Possible Costs include:
Busses for students across the Valley to the March in Northampton Banner(s) for the March Transportation to Beacon Hill to Lobby for Bills related to Extreme Risk Protective Orders Sign-Making Materials T-Shirts Ongoing projects post-March 24th march
"Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives." -Students of Stoneman Douglas High School, March For Our Lives