|Fairfax, VA—This Monday, on the third anniversary of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School which took the lives of 20 children and six adults, protesters will gather in front of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.
Since January 2013, protests have been organized on the 14th of every month at NRA HQ by members of the Herndon-Reston Alliance, Concerned Citizens Against Gun Violence and the Universalist Unitarian Church of Fairfax. Protesters carry signs and display t-shirts with the names and ages of victims of gun violence. The protests draw a minimum of 60 activists, with some drawing as many as 250. Regardless of the day of the week, or the weather conditions, these activists have come out every single month to remind the NRA they stand in total opposition to the gun lobby’s campaign for unfettered access to firearms.
Speakers at Monday’s event will include Andy and Barbara Parker, whose daughter Alison was murdered on live television this summer in Roanoke, Virginia.
The media is welcome to attend and the speakers will be available to the press for interviews.
WHAT: Protest and vigil at the NRA HQ on the third anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy
WHEN: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 10:00AM EST
WHERE: NRA headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia
WHO: The vigil and protest is being organized by the Herndon-Reston Alliance, Concerned Citizens Against Gun Violence and the Universalist Unitarian Church of Fairfax.
Speakers will include: