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Thank you for making history!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

We want to thank many people for stepping up to make history by participating in the transformational ‘March for Our Lives’ on Saturday, March 24th.

Delco United coordinated seven buses that brought over 350 people, including nearly 250 students, into Washington, D.C. to join a throng of 800,000 people demanding gun control NOW. Hundreds more people from Delaware County came out to the local ‘March for Our Lives’ rally held at Rose Tree Park in Media or joined the march and rally in Philadelphia.

We are confident that we were all a part of a “tipping point” moment on Saturday when the majority of the American people – led by the students of this nation — reclaimed our government from the extremist, fear-fueled cabal of the Nation Rifle Association (NRA).

So, let the thanking begin!

Thank you to…

  • The amazing Delco student organizers from Chester STEM Academy, Haverford High School, Penncrest High School, Strath Haven High School, Swarthmore College, and Upper Darby High School who filled the buses from Delaware County.

 

  • The adult allies who supported the students in organizing and serving as resource persons on the buses.

 

  • The many hundreds of generous Delco United supporters who donated over $15,000 to pay for the buses that travelled to Washington D.C. from our county.

 

  • The members of the Delco United Board of Directors who were the backbone of our organizing operation.

 

  • The organizers of the ‘March for our Lives’ rally at Rose Tree Park in Media and for the march and rally in Philadelphia.

 

To read media coverage of the ‘March for our Lives” click on:

Delaware County Daily Times 

Philadelphia Inquirer 

New York Times 

Photos by Delco D.C. Marchers below and more on our Facebook page.

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Demand the Ban POSTPONED due to snow storm

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Due to the forecast of a severe weather event on Wednesday, March 21, the Demand the Ban action has been postponed.

The event will be rescheduled soon. Please keep monitoring your email, social media, and the Demand the Ban website www.demandtheban.org for details about rescheduling.

Obviously, the event organizers are disappointed about the need to postpone, but we decided to prioritize the safety of our supporters.

Rest assured, this event will happen!

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Next General Meeting: Students Rise Up!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Delco United General Meeting: Students Rise Up!

Monday, March 5th, 7:00 PM

Unitarian-Universalist Church of Delaware County

145 W. Rose Tree Rd, Media, PA 19063

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, high schools students around the nation –and here in Delco — are getting organized and active around gun policy reform. Their vocal insistence that adults put their safety before the interests of the gun lobby has inspired our movement, forced many elected officials to change their positions, and has the NRA quaking in their boots!

Delco United has been working with local student leaders and educators to send student buses to Washington, D.C. for the March for Our Lives on 3/24. Students are filling buses from Chester, Penncrest, Haverford, and Strath Haven, and more inquiries are coming every day.  On their own, students are also mobilizing for a national school walk-out on 3/14.

At our next general meeting, come hear from a panel of local students who have taken up the challenge of the Parkland survivors. Hear how we can support them – and them us – in this now-exploding effort to finally, finally bring some common sense to this nation’s regulation of guns.

Our general meetings ordinarily take place at Springfield Friends Meeting House, but because of the anticipated size of the meeting, we have moved the location to the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Delaware County, 145 W. Rose Tree Rd, in Media.

Helpful links about the emerging student movement for gun sense:

March for Our Lives

Daily Times article about planned student walk-outs

Parkland student leader, Emma Gonzalez’ speech that went viral

Parkland student leader, Cameron Kasky, confronts Sen. Rubio at CNN Town Hall

Article about #NeverAgain movement

 

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