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March For Our Lives Olympia

$5,441 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 10 months
Created March 4, 2018
In solidarity with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, Olympia residents are organizing March for Our Lives Olympia on March 24, 2018, 11 a.m. on the steps of the Capitol building.

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!
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Update 3
Posted by Kathy Strauss
9 months ago
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Thank you all of you wonderful supporters! As you probably know the Olympia March for Our Lives was a huge success. The State Patrol estimated we had 4,500 people in attendance. Thank you again for your financial support and for standing together with all of the students across the country. We are still balancing out our expenses but we definitely made enough to send a good chunk of money to the national organization who will continue to lead this movement. Stay tuned for what is next locally!
In the mean time, this fundraiser is officially closed but we hope to see you soon. Let's all stay engaged and make some real change for the future of these amazing young people!
Best wishes to you all, Kathy Strauss
p.s. I'm attaching a video here by Bill Lange , Deborah Vinsel, Bob Hoyt and Thurston Community Media which features the entire speeches of all the March speakers in Olympia. Enjoy!
March For Our Lives Olympia 3/24/18
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Update 2
Posted by Kathy Strauss
9 months ago
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Thank you, everyone, for a hugely successful event! Thank you for your donations, your time, your presence.
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Update 1
Posted by Kathy Strauss
10 months ago
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Thank you all so much for your donations. These students are amazing. They had a meeting last night with folks representing from Olympia, Capital, Black Hills, Avanti and North Thurston High Schools and Reeves Middle School! As the planning continues, it's clear that we'll need more than $2000 to cover all of the costs so we are raising our goal to $5000. As originally promised, if there is any money leftover, it will go directly to the national organizing groups. Please send this link to everyone you know. Ask your friends, co-workers, classmates, parents and grandparents. Thank you so much!
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