#NeverAgainHI to Announce ‘A March For Our Lives’ RouteMarch 14, 2018, 1:31 PM HST (Updated March 14, 2018, 1:35 PM)
Student and community organizers for #NeverAgainHI will hold a press conference on Thursday, March, 15, 2018, at the Hawai‘i State Capitol rotunda to announce march route for the March 24 “A March For Our Lives.”
Building off of the momentum of the March 14 statewide, student-led walkout, the coalition of student leaders and community organizers initiated a #NeverAgainHI Campaign to End Gun Violence march on March 24..
On March 14, students across the nation walked out of their classrooms to protest the lack of action among our elected leaders regarding gun violence. The community rallied around these student leaders to demand meaningful gun reforms at the state and federal level and to affirm that our lives, our futures are more important than special interest money, political capital or partisan points, the coalition stated in a press release.
But the movement to end gun violence is just beginning.
On Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m., the community and the nation will gather for A March For Our Lives.
In Honolulu, marchers will raise awareness for state legislation to ban bump stocks and other rate-of-fire accelerator modifications, demand that Congress pass federal gun reform and to call for better funding of special education programs and more focus on reducing instances of bullying at our public schools.
All members of the community are welcome to participate, and the coalition hopes to coordinate with students and activists on the Neighbor Islands, as well.
Coalition members will be available for questions after the announcement of the march route.