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300 Marchers Shout Out! Photos & Video!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Three hundred (300) people participated in the Shout Out! March & Celebration that was staged in Media, Delaware County, on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland joined Beverly Wright, President of Women of Strength United for Change and the mother of a son lost to gun homicide, and Terry Rumsey and Robin Lasersohn, Co-Chairs of Delco United, as speakers at the Kickoff Rally held at the Media Friends Meeting House.  Singer-songwriters Jean Lenke and Dani Ocean provided a musical send off.

A throng of chanting, drumming, and whistling marchers carried a festive array of American flags, banners, and signs through Media on a one mile march that was viewed by thousands of motorists on Baltimore Pike and pedestrians shopping on State Street.  A steady blare of honking horns signaled mass support for the messages displayed by marchers.

After the march, participants returned to the Meeting House to enjoy cake and coffee, warm fellowship, and more music from Jean Lenke and Dani Ocean.

The event received media coverage from the Chester Spirit, theDelaware County Daily Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC 10television.

The Delaware County Daily Times gave front-page coverage and published a video online and a full page of color photographs of the march in the printed edition. Click here for the coverage.

Here are some photos and a video of our own! Click to enlarge.

Check out a short video about the event!

 

Delco United thanks the members of the Media Friends Meeting for opening their Meeting House for the Kickoff Rally and Celebration.  We also want to acknowledge the following people and businesses for their contributions: Nick and Denise Yocco of Seven Stones Café for donating coffee and baked goods; Maria’s Prime Time Bakery for the beautiful cake; George Tate, photographer; Gary Chilutti of Films-4-Good, videographer; and Jean Lenke and Dani Ocean, musicians.
Lastly, we want to lift up the hundreds of people who volunteered before, during, and after the Shout Out!  You are the life blood of this strong and growing gun sense movement.

Come out for the Shout Out!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Save the Date! Rearrange your schedule. Make it a priority.
January 16, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
“Shout Out for the Executive Action”

A March & Celebration to Support
the President’s Bold Gun Sense Initiative

What: Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy is organizing a celebratory public expression of support for our President’sexecutive action to expand background checks on gun sales and other common sense steps to make our communities safer.  We will march with balloons, colorful banners, eye-catching signs, and flags flying. We will make joyful sounds with bells, drums, and human voices!  After the march, we will gather for a Celebration with cake,music, and fellowship.

Why: We need to demonstrate strong and enthusiastic public support in Delaware County for the historic action taken by the President.  We need to represent the overwhelming majority of Delaware County residents who support comprehensive background checks on gun sales.  We need to send a message that the people of Delaware County will be Gun Sense Voters in 2016. We need tocelebrate this victory and come together as a strong, unified, growing movement.

Schedule:

1:00 PM:  Gather at Media Friends Meeting House, 125 West 3rdStreet in Media
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM: BRIEF program with speakers supporting the executive action
1:30 PM to 200PM: 1.0 Mile March through Media on Baltimore Pike & State Street
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM: Return to Media Friends for Celebration

Please RSVP to terry@delcounited.net or 484-326-1370 if you plan to participate.  We need to know how many people will attend in order to plan the event!

Click here to download a color flyer for the event.

State Legislators, Sandy Hook Mom, and You

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

We want to thank our supporters who gathered in the Parlor Room at the Media Community Center on Sunday, November 8th for a fundraising luncheon to support the work of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy.

About sixty folks enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Justin Rumsey and listened to talks delivered by State Representative Jamie Santora (R-163), State Senator Daylin Leach (D-17), and Nicole Hockley – the keynote speaker – who founded Sandy Hook Promise after her son, Dylan, was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

We’re sorry if you couldn’t attend this wonderful event…BUT…you can still support Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy by making an online donation here.

OR

Writing a check payable to “Delaware County United” and mailing it to Delco United, 342 West 4th Street, Media, PA 19063.