Locals take up cause to end mass shootings epidemic

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“Not one more! Not one more!”

That was the cry of nearly one hundred students, families and advocates on Saturday at Heritage Port.

Marchers were standing in solidarity with the “March for our Lives” movement nationwide.

“Our group really wanted to help raise the voices of the children we’ve seen in the media. We were very inspired by what we saw. We just felt this was a great opportunity for local youth to do that,” said Martha Polinsky, Chairperson for Marchers Ohio Valley Empowered. 

To join the national cause, Marchers Ohio Valley Empowered members held a local rally.

Several speakers called for change to America’s gun laws and demanded an end to the epidemic of mass shootings, especially in our schools.

“For too long, our country has seen as a current college student, it’s so important to protect us and to protect our children. Our country needs to work on this and our politicians need to listen,” said Adam Croasmun, a student speaker.

Marchers said their rally is strictly school safety and not a political agenda.

They’re fighting to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying, when they should be playing, learning and growing.

“No one should have to lose their life because of a gun or because of a bullet.”

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