JAN. 21, MON: One Million Moms For Gun Control March and Rally
One Million Moms For Gun Control’s NYC-area chapters are holding a rally on Martin Luther King Jr./Inauguration Day, Jan. 21st.
Meet at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn at 9:15 am and walk over the Brooklyn Bridge at 9:35 am. Then there will be a rally at City Hall in Manhattan at 10:30 am.
Inspired by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of nonviolence and vision of a better future for our children, we ask you to join us as we show our local, state and federal leaders that we are demanding immediate, meaningful action on common-sense gun control legislation.
Speakers include: Rabbi Joshua Davidson of Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester; New York City Councilmember Letitia James; Jackie Rowe-Adams, founder of Harlem Mothers SAVE (Stop Another Violent End); and Shannon Watts, founder of One Million Moms For Gun Control.
This is a family-friendly event, and we encourage all supporters of gun control to attend – not just moms! Check out the event on Facebook.
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MLK, Jr. Day Candlelight Vigil For Peace
Commit to Light the Dream! Monday, Jan. 21st, 2013, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7420 4th Ave. (75th and 4th) Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. light the dream of an equitable, peaceful world. We shall overcome! Dr. King said, “A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look…and say: ‘This is not just.’” Sponsored by Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Peace Coalition. email@example.com, www.panys.org/BR, 718-680-2981. Gun control will be addressed.
Response to the Newtown Elementary School Massacre
As Michael Moore says in his response (michaelmoore.com), “I’m convinced the majority of Americans will now back strong gun control laws. And a better mental health care system. And perhaps a few are willing to look at the deeper issue of how this country officially sanctions violence as a means to an end.”
Rosemary Pace of nypaxcristi.org echoes that last sentiment about America’s culture of violence in her current letter to the editor. Jackie Hilly of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV.org) offers a petition and steps for demanding gun control. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence began in Brooklyn as a response to a shooting of a beloved teacher in Prospect Park. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the NY Daily News, CREDO (credoaction.com), Glenn Tepper (firstname.lastname@example.org) all have concrete ideas and petitions for what can be done, both immediately and for the long term.
There is no excuse for doing nothing. Stand with Brooklyn For Peace and the victims of gun violence NOW!
Petition for Police Reform
To sign the petition to call for police reform, an end to discriminatory stop and frisk, and other important actions, go to policereformorganizingproject.org. Thank you.
New York Immigration Coalition and the DREAM act
We have been notified by the nyimmigrationcoalition.org that there are thousands of eligible young immigrants who qualify for the new DREAM act that would defer action on their status so they could stay in school in the U.S. However, the application fee is unaffordable for many of them.
Find out more about how to help by contacting the coalition or Make The Road New York (mtrny.org).
Blowing Whistle on War Crimes is not a crime!
Bradley Manning, the young American soldier, has been held in solitary confinement for allegedly sharing a video of a US helicopter attack that killed 11 civilians and wounded two children in Baghdad, Iraq. His constitutional rights, as well as those of 50,000 Arabs and Muslims across the US, have been violated. We must oppose these violations of the constitution. Learn more at www.couragetoresist.org.