Marches (North County and downtown) and Wear Orange community gathering (City Heights) to honor victims and to demand an end to government inaction
San Diego, California, June 6, 2022 — San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention (SD4GVP), a non-profit organization with the mission to end gun violence in the United States, announces its collaboration on three events on June 11:
North County March on Moonlight, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Organized by students in North San Diego County, the march begins at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. A pre-march rally will feature student speakers, Congressman Mike Levin (D-49) and a musical performance. The march, traversing Second Avenue and Highway 101, will be in solidarity with same-day March For Our Lives student marches across the nation and, in particular, on Capitol Hill.
March for Our Lives San Diego, 10:00 a.m. – noon — The march begins at the San Diego County Administration Center at 1600 Pacific Highway. Featured speakers include student organizers and Congressman Scott Peters (D-52). The march will start at Waterfront Park and proceed east on Ash St. and south on 3rd St. to the San Diego Concourse.
Wear Orange, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. — Organized by Shaphat Outreach and SD4GVP, this community event takes place at Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park in City Heights. Scheduled speakers include San Diego City Council President Sean Elo-Rivera, Shaphat Outreach founder Bishop Cornelius Bowser, and gun violence survivor María Gaspar-Casillas. The family-oriented event includes music and children’s activities, and it honors the 110-plus Americans killed and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence every day.
These grassroots events will demonstrate the overwhelmingly popular support for congressional action in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde and many more cities in recent weeks.
“It’s getting very hard to tell in whose best interest our Congress is acting,” said Ron Marcus, president of SD4GVP. “These June 11 events are how we remind them that we’re tired of being the ones who have to change our lives because of gun violence. We will be sending a clear message to those members of Congress who have stubbornly blocked such basic, common-sense laws as universal background checks and an assault weapons ban.”
About San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention (SD4GVP)
Founded in 2018, SD4GVP, 501(c)(4), is an all-volunteer coalition of citizens and organizations in the San Diego region and beyond dedicated to ending gun violence in the U.S. This is accomplished through legislative advocacy, public education, and intervention strategies in high-risk communities. For more information, visit sd4gvp.org. Follow us on Facebook at SD4GVP, on Twitter @gvpsd4, and Instagram.