Protest needed to raise awareness

To the Editor:

I plan to join the March for Our Lives in Washington on March 24.

After reading “A People’s History of the United States,” I realize protest is a key element in raising awareness of a problem and exerting necessary change in our society. From the civil rights movement to Vietnam, from the Iraq War to gun control, marching in the street draws attention to the issue.

I plan to join the March for Our Lives on March 24.

Will you join me?

Tom Dresser
Oak Bluffs


  1. Another key element for exerting necessary change is a constitutional amendment. Why is that never discussed? The bill of rights was designed to *prevent* certain types of laws from being passed without an amendment. Protesting the an element of the constitution without suggesting a constitutional amendment seems kinds of silly in my opinion. It looks (from my vantage point) kind of like standing out in today’s storm waving a sign that says “Change the Weather!”

    • we don’t need a constitutional amendment– just some rational interpretation of the second amendment.
      As a life long liberal, I like the second amendment– we should be able to bear arms, and that should be our right. However, we need to regulate the militia– that’s the part the nra and 2 a nut cases don’t understand.. They think the liberals want to take all the guns– talking about amending the constitution stokes those fears– rational people should be able to find a compromise– law abiding citizens should be able to defend themselves, and kids should be able to be safe in schools.

  2. Two busloads of MV students are going down to of March For Our Lives in DC. Supporters, including some MV Quakers and members of the MV Peace Council, will be at 5 corners beginning at noon on the 24th.

  3. if it weren’t for protest people of color and women would still not be able to vote, we would probably still have troops in Viet Nam , and rational gun legislation would not have a chance. As citizens of this great country it is not only our right, but our responsibility to let our so called leaders hear our voices. And for you people who love fox news– Despite what Tucker Carlson said the other day, teenagers are citizens..

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