On Friday, July 14, demonstrators will march more than 20 miles from the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, to the Department of Justice in Washington , D.C.
The organizers behind January’s much-lauded Women’s March are hosting the peaceful, mass-mobilization endeavor in response to a dangerous, fear-mongering ad created by the NRA. The 60 -second video seems to be a thinly veiled call to arms against progressive voices( particularly those protesting President Trump and his ilk) and people of color.
Protests erupted in Minnesota after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was exonerated on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile. Photo by Stephen Maturen/ Getty Images.
Women of all backgrounds and political beliefs deserve to feel safe in their communities, but instead, many are being bullied into stillnes.
So until equality and justice persist, they will march.
A statement from the NRA2DOJ Facebook event laid out the impetus for the mass demo.
“Recent actions of the NRA demonstrate not only a neglect for the lives of black and brown people in America, but appear to be a direct endorsement of violence against women, our families and our communities for exercising our constitutional right to protest. On July 14 th, Womens March and partners will mobilize a mass demo, again grounded in the principles of Kingian nonviolence, to denounce the false and intimidating rhetoric of hatred and send a clear message that our motion will proudly and bravely continue to strive for the respect of the civil and human rights of all people.”