Want to support March for Our Lives, but can’t make it to the rally in Washington, D.C.?
The Martha’s Vineyard Peace Council is organizing a standout at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven in support of the national effort.
The standout will take place Saturday, March 24, at 11:30 am and end at 1 pm.
Sarah Nevin, co-chair of the council with her husband Bruce, told the Times she doesn’t know how many people will attend, but expects a large turnout.
“Gun violence is a continuing problem,” Nevin said. “The peace council has always been a mobilizing force.”
The council has organized several peace activities over the years, including an annual gathering at Gay Head Light in Aquinnah to recognize the drop of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The council is also represented in the Fourth of July parade in Edgartown each year.
People attending the Five Corners event are encouraged to bring signs and posters.
Nevin voiced her support of the March for Our Lives protest, saying there needed to be “much tighter gun laws.”
“Nobody wants to stop hunting,” Nevin said. “Hunting is different than shooting kids in school. We want to stop casual, irresponsible gun laws.”