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LGBT & Allies Disarm Hate Rally

By Charlotte Robinson, August 12, 2016
On Saturday August 13th LGBT groups, the National Action Network & Gun Violence Prevention activists will unite to demand equal rights & realistic gun control reform in Washington D.C.’s West Potomac Park. Tens of thousands of activists from diverse groups concerned about gun violence will come from across the country will assemble to tell political leaders “Enough.” Organizing began after the tragic events at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in June 2016. Group founder Jason Hayes over-come with emotion like many felt an overpowering need to shout, to yell, to scream, to weep. Eventually he realized this level of hate has to stop & online activism wasn’t enough. Hayes stated, “In a nation filled with rage, fueled by hate for our differences & combined with easy access to weapons has created a horrifying scenario that we must now address.” But the NRA is a formidable foe, donating millions of dollars to elect pro-gun lawmakers at all levels of government across the country. Hayes is undeterred adding “The LGBT community is used to fighting. Anything we have, we’ve had to fight for. It’s not new for us. It starts by coming together, uniting as a community & building a future around love & tolerance. Love is the answer to hate & fear.” The event takes place Saturday August 13th at West Potomac Park from 11A to 4P in Washington D.C.
For More Info: disarmhate2016.info
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