March from the NRA to the DOJ
Join us this Friday, July 14th & Saturday, July 15th
Two weeks ago, our sisters at Women's March became aware of a troubling NRA ad that demonstrates not only total disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America, but is a direct endorsement of violence against people - like you - exercising their constitutional right to protest. The video unashamedly peddles an "us versus them" narrative while calling for our resistance movement to be met with violence.
In response, Women's March co-chair Tamika Mallory penned an open letter to the CEO of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre. In it she asked that the NRA:
Remove the irresponsible and dangerous video.
Issue an apology to the American people for producing a video that suggests armed violence against communities of color, progressives and anyone who does not align with Trump administration policies.
Defend Philando Castile’s second amendment right to own a firearm, by demanding that the DOJ indict the police officer who killed him.
And the NRA responded.
In subsequent, equally disturbing attack ads and dangerous twitter rants, they doubled down on their stance - and called out Tamika and other movement leaders by name. With their current vitriol, the NRA continues to actively put our safety, security and first amendment rights at risk.
We need to act now! We cannot allow anyone to threaten us and our communities. It's going to be another long, hot summer.What you can do
WE ASK THAT YOU:
1. JOIN US & MOBILIZE THIS FRIDAY, July 14th in Fairfax, VA for the 18-mile march from the NRA to the DOJ, then in DC on Saturday, July 15th for a mobilization outside of the DOJ. RSVP HERE. Read the March FAQ.
2. DONATE to support the march. Your contributions will go towards water, food, security and other logistics to ensure an effective mobilization.
3. SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Here is a toolkit with everything you need to help!
DETAILS FOR THE MARCH & MOBILIZATION:
Friday, July 14th
9am: Gather outside of NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA
10am: Rally begins
12pm: Step off for the March to the DOJ
9pm: Overnight vigil / stay in D.C. (details are being coordinated)
Saturday, July 15th
10am: Mobilization outside of the Department of Justice