Million Mom March Coming to Colorado on Mother's Day

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Million Mom March

    DENVER, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the Colorado chapters of
 the Million Mom March announced plans today for a Mother's Day rally on the
 West steps of the State Capitol in Denver at 2:00pm on May 13, joining other
 chapters of the Million Moms who will be rallying in state capitols across the
 nation in their continued call for gun safety and safe kids.
     Since 750,000 people joined the first march in Washington last year,
 the Million Mom March has mobilized a growing grassroots movement with
 240 chapters in nearly every state.  Three Colorado chapters were organized
 after the success of the rally in Denver's Civic Center Park a year ago that
 drew 15,000 supporters, the second largest in the country.
     "Last Mother's Day, the Million Mom March was born, but our work has just
 begun.  In the past year, America has seen more school shootings, more guns in
 schools, more workplace carnage and more gun violence on our streets," said
 Mary Leigh Blek, National President of the Million Mom March.  "We believe the
 way to change attitudes and laws is to do it at the grassroots level.  A march
 on Washington calls attention to an issue, but real change begins at home, in
 our cities and states."
     The Colorado rally will include the dedication of a Wall of Remembrance
 and entertainment by Hazel Miller and Liz Barnez.  Speakers include former
 First Lady of Colorado Dottie Lamm; civil rights lawyer and radio personality
 Dani Newsum; victims of gun violence; members of the medical community; and
 the voices of Colorado's youth.
     The Million Mom March invites anyone concerned about sensible gun laws and
 safe children to join in celebrating what was accomplished last year, offer a
 remembrance of loved ones lost, and rejoice with those who have survived gun
 violence.  The rally is also a call to action for social change in communities
 around the country.
 
     Million Mom March add one
     During the past year the Moms have written letters, circulated petitions
 and walked precincts for both Republican and Democratic candidates in primary
 and general elections.  Their support of Amendment 22 helped to close the
 gun-show loophole in Colorado, and they continue to support legislation and
 candidates that help make sensible gun laws a mainstream issue at the state
 and local level.  In addition, they aggressively pursue a program of
 educational outreach focusing on the public health issues and the enormous
 cost to society caused by easy access to guns.
     The mission of the Million Mom March is to prevent gun death and injury
 and to support victims and survivors of gun trauma.  For more information
 contact the Colorado Million Mom March at (303) 892-MOMS, or MMOMMCO@aol.com
 or on the Web at www.millionmomcolorado.com.
 
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    DENVER, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the Colorado chapters of
 the Million Mom March announced plans today for a Mother's Day rally on the
 West steps of the State Capitol in Denver at 2:00pm on May 13, joining other
 chapters of the Million Moms who will be rallying in state capitols across the
 nation in their continued call for gun safety and safe kids.
     Since 750,000 people joined the first march in Washington last year,
 the Million Mom March has mobilized a growing grassroots movement with
 240 chapters in nearly every state.  Three Colorado chapters were organized
 after the success of the rally in Denver's Civic Center Park a year ago that
 drew 15,000 supporters, the second largest in the country.
     "Last Mother's Day, the Million Mom March was born, but our work has just
 begun.  In the past year, America has seen more school shootings, more guns in
 schools, more workplace carnage and more gun violence on our streets," said
 Mary Leigh Blek, National President of the Million Mom March.  "We believe the
 way to change attitudes and laws is to do it at the grassroots level.  A march
 on Washington calls attention to an issue, but real change begins at home, in
 our cities and states."
     The Colorado rally will include the dedication of a Wall of Remembrance
 and entertainment by Hazel Miller and Liz Barnez.  Speakers include former
 First Lady of Colorado Dottie Lamm; civil rights lawyer and radio personality
 Dani Newsum; victims of gun violence; members of the medical community; and
 the voices of Colorado's youth.
     The Million Mom March invites anyone concerned about sensible gun laws and
 safe children to join in celebrating what was accomplished last year, offer a
 remembrance of loved ones lost, and rejoice with those who have survived gun
 violence.  The rally is also a call to action for social change in communities
 around the country.
 
     Million Mom March add one
     During the past year the Moms have written letters, circulated petitions
 and walked precincts for both Republican and Democratic candidates in primary
 and general elections.  Their support of Amendment 22 helped to close the
 gun-show loophole in Colorado, and they continue to support legislation and
 candidates that help make sensible gun laws a mainstream issue at the state
 and local level.  In addition, they aggressively pursue a program of
 educational outreach focusing on the public health issues and the enormous
 cost to society caused by easy access to guns.
     The mission of the Million Mom March is to prevent gun death and injury
 and to support victims and survivors of gun trauma.  For more information
 contact the Colorado Million Mom March at (303) 892-MOMS, or MMOMMCO@aol.com
 or on the Web at www.millionmomcolorado.com.
 
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