Walk & Rally for Universal Background Checks on Gun Sales
RAIN OR SHINE
Over 30,000 Americans die from gun violence every year, but we don’t even screen every person who tries to buy a gun to see if he or she is prohibited from owning one because of a history of domestic violence, criminal activity, or dangerous mental health problems.
Requiring a background check on every gun sale is a simple change that is long overdue.
Please join Delco United in a Walk & Rally for Universal Background Checks on June 28, 2014:
9:15 AM Meet bus for ride to Chester
Walkers from outside of Chester may park at the municipal parking lot at Orange St. & Baltimore Pike in Media and ride a free school bus to the Walk start site.* Parking is free on Saturdays. Sign up to participate in the Walk & Rally and reserve a spot on the bus.
11:00 Stop at the Memorial to the Lost at Chester East Side Ministries, 420 E. 9th St., Chester. Installed by the Chester City/Delaware County chapter of Heeding God’s Call, this powerful exhibit is a visual reminder of the terrible human toll of gun violence in our community.
12:00 Rest & lunch at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 927 S. Providence Rd, Wallingford 19086. Delco United will be providing sandwiches, fruit, and water. Sign up to participate and request a lunch. You can join the Walk halfway through by coming to the Church at 12:00 noon. Sign up to participate in the second half of the Walk.
2:00 Walk arrives at Providence Friends Meeting House
2:30 Rally for Universal Background Checks at Providence Friends Meeting House.
You don’t have to go on the Walk to attend the Rally. Sign up to attend the Rally only.
Special appearance by Chester Children’s Chorus
*At the conclusion of the Rally, free school bus will drive Walkers back to the municipal parking lot in Media and back to Calvary Baptist Church in Chester.
Confirmed Speakers: Walk Kickoff — Rev. Dr. Bayard Taylor, Jr. Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church; Beverly Wright, Women of Strength. Rally — John Linder, Mayor of Chester; Bob McMahon, Mayor of Media; Rev. Anita Littleton, Heeding God’s Call, Chester-Delco; Movita Johnson Harrell, mother of gun violence victim; Shira Goodman, CeaseFirePA; Christine Licata, Pennsylvania Chapter Leader, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; Dassette Cameron, Poet, Delco United’s Chester Coordinator; Whitney Hoffman, Candidate for PA StateHouse (160th); John Kane, Candidate for PA Senate (26th); Vince Rongione, Candidate for PA House (163rd) staff members from the offices of US Senator Pat Toomey and US Representative Patrick Meehan with messages of support.
The goal of the event is to demonstrate deep and broad support in Delaware County for universal backgrounds checks on gun sales and to raise the need for universal background checks as a key issue in the 2014 elections for U.S. Congress and the Pennsylvania Legislature. To accomplish that goal, we need you!