Saturday, March 24, 2018

March For Our Lives

Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that resulted in the deaths of 17 people, the students of the school began a movement called March For Our Lives. The students and young people, who will soon be voters, are rebelling against being endangered in the very atmosphere they need to prepare them for their futures. They are demanding sensible gun legislation to decrease gun violence in our country.

The official day of the March in Washington, DC and the sister marches was March 24, the day of our County Convention. Llano is one of the over 800 cities across the US who conducted marches in their hometowns. We finished the County Convention at noon, marched to Courthouse Square and our Representative Mike Conaway's office. We then crossed the Llano Bridge and back again.

Traffic slowed a bit as people read the signs, we received some thumbs-ups and a very few frowns. We also left a few of our signs at Representative Conaway's office. The Llano News covered the story here.