CFPA co-sponsored what the online media source Planet Princeton is calling the largest Princeton Rally in 25 years as part of the March for Our Lives mobilization on March 24!
We estimate over 4,000 attended, leadng the police to close down Witherspoon and Hulfish Streets for the huge overflow!
CFPA was very pleased to collaborate with student leader Dziyana Zubialevich, a senior at Princeton High School, as well as with student leaders of the newly formed Princeton Against Gun Violence at Princeton University. These student leaders will be honored at our April 8th Membership Gathering.
CFPA also sponsored two buses to Washington, DC; co-sponsored a large Rally in Doylestown, PA--which had a photo in the NY Times; and I spoke to over 1,000 at a student led Rally in Westfield. We were pleased with such an amazing turnout!
Even more exciting, the sustained leadership of CFPA's Ceasefire NJ Project helped pass six gun violence prevention bills in the NJ Assembly yesterday, March 26!
Thanks to all who advocated in person or by calling or emailing their Assemblypersons!
Two Ways YOU Can Help Keep the Momentum Going
While it was exciting and has already started to contribute to turning the tide toward sensible gun violence prevention measures--even Florida has passed new laws--only if you and others stay involved will the the momentum keep going until we succeed in making our schools and communities safer!
As I said in my op-ed in the March 23 Princeton Packet, We've Broken the Stranglehold of the NRA Before. We Can Do It Again--but only if YOU and other people of all ages and backgrounds stay involved!
Below are two ways you can help keep the momentum going!
First, we urgently need to intensify and sustain our organizing. Click here and contribute to CFPA and our Ceasefire NJ Project as generously as possible NOW!
Second, click here and download the flyer (or see below) that we distributed at the Princeton Rally (we quickly ran out due to the huge turnout!) for ways to exercise your democratic rights to advocate for real change, including grassroots lobbying and electoral engagement.