Millions of people around the world marched to make their voices heard on March 24th. But that’s only part of the job.
In order to create effective change, it’s important that everyday citizens – you, us, students, parents – get in front of their lawmakers and other stakeholders. Those are the people who have the actual power to examine, amend, and enact regulations that can have an impact on gun violence. Our voices are increasingly powerful, but can’t, by themselves, change laws.
Congress is currently on their traditional 2-week Easter recess. But they’ll soon be back. March for Our Lives is challenging each of us to participate in a Town Hall For Our Lives event. Many have already started to organize in the 435 districts in America for town hall events on April 7th.
You can visit townhallproject.com to see if there’s a town hall scheduled already in your district. You can use this guide to organize one for yourself. Government websites can help you to find your U.S. senators and representatives, and state sites can tell you who your more local officials are. Visit their individual sites to see if they have coffees, town halls, or listening sessions scheduled, and then show up.
Much like millions of marchers brought the issue of gun violence front and center, millions of voices can convince our elected leaders to act.