Two busloads from Delco join hundreds at State Capitol
An estimated 700 gun sense advocates from across Pennsylvania jammed the rotunda of the Capitol in Harrisburg yesterday for the “Demand a Vote” Rally. Those gathered called on the leadership of the Pennsylvania legislature to facilitate a vote on a package of gun sense bills on the floors of the PA House and Senate. Now.
Terry Rumsey, Co-Chair of Delco United, kicked off the Rally by leading the overflow crowd in a series of chants that threatened to blow the roof off of the historic Capitol building.
“VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!” bellowed the spirited throng in a deafening demand for action that sent an unmistakable message to the leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature:
The vast majority of the people of the Commonwealth are tired of common sense gun bills being locked up in a vault in the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, where good gun safety bills are sent to die.
A busload from Chester and a busload from Media departed Delaware County yesterday in the early morning dawn and returned home by early evening with the Delco United riders imbued with a new sense of hope and determination that we can take back our State government from the NRA.
Delaware County State Representatives Brian Kirkland (D-159), Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-161) and Jamie Santora (R-163) joined the rally as an expression of support for an immediate vote on bills for universal background checks on gun sales and other common sense gun legislation.
Check out news coverage of the ‘Demand a Vote’ Rally and some more photos: