In the wake of a surge of mass shootings and gun violence across the U.S., and in conjunction with the 24th anniversary of the Columbine High School mass shooting, the youth led March for Our Lives NJ (MFOL) organized — and CFPA co-sponsored — a Rally Against Gun and Police Violence, which took place on April 20 at the NJ State House Annex in Trenton.

The Rev. Robert Moore, CFPA Executive Director, — under which Ceasefire NJ is a Project — keynoted the lineup of nine speakers. Click here to read a PDF manuscript of his speech.

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CFPA Director, The Rev. Robert Moore speaks against gun violence.

There were also stations to write letters to legislators in support of the legislation in question and to make signs/posters. MFOL NJ also organized a lit drop at legislators' offices with one pagers focused on bills that would give civilian review boards subpoena power (A1515), ending qualified immunity (S375/A1006), and the New Jersey Safe Storage of Firearms Act (S2937/A2215) [and potentially same day voter registration].

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