Beyond Newtown Rally – December 14, 2013

Posted on December 5, 2013

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Few of us will ever forget December 14, 2012. It’s been nearly a year since the massacre of 20 innocent children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. That unbearable tragedy sent ripples of outrage and grief throughout our country and around the world – and changed so much.

Please join us, alongside many other supporting organizations, as we gather in remembrance of the lives lost in Newtown one year ago as well as the 85 American lives lost to gunfire every day. This is also an opportunity for you to engage with a community of supporters, to help energize the efforts of the national movement, and for us all to look ahead as we demand real and lasting solutions to gun violence.

BEYOND NEWTOWN RALLY
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2pm
San Francisco’s UN Plaza

Speakers on Saturday:
U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier
California Senator Mark Leno
Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Mindy Finkelstein, Gun Violence Survivor
and more…

There is also a Youth March prior to the rally, which will begin at 12pm at the Gene Friend Recreation Center at 270 6th Street, and culminate at UN Plaza for the rally. A vigil will be held on Friday at 1 pm, on the steps of San Francisco City Hall.

Speakers at the Vigil on Friday:
California Senator Leland Yee
San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos
San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi
Christine Pelosi

Partnering Organizations:

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Bridges of Hope
Global Exchange
Healing 4 our Families and Our Nation
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
MoveOn.Org

Organizing for Action
Or Shalom Jewish Community
SF Committee to End Gun Violence
Sojourner Truth Foster Family Service Agency
The Kitchen SF
United Playaz