March for Our Lives Boston and Stop Handgun Violence are organizing a march from Worcester to the Smith & Wesson factory in Springfield, August 23 to 26. They need adult volunteers!
The students are meeting in Worcester on the evening of August 22nd. Starting on August 23rd students will be walking west towards Springfield. Students will walk 10-16 miles each day (with water and lunch breaks) ending in Springfield for a rally at Smith and Wesson on August 26th. We are looking for adult volunteers to walk/march with the students on all four days. In addition, we are looking for volunteers to help with any of the following:
– Night time security/chaperones
– Meal/snack preparation
– Drivers (U-haul/van)
– First aid
– Rally support on August 26th at Smith and Wesson
Volunteers can sign up for these roles through our google form here: http://bit.ly/50mmmVolunteer
We expect that it is going to cost about $250/student walker, if folks want to donate instead of volunteer, we set up this online donation page here: http://bit.ly/50milesmoredonate
NOTE: This is not an LWV-sponsored event, but some members are very interested in this issue so we wanted to share this information.