Stop the nra's dangerous agenda
In July, Women’s March, with help from Virginia Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention, Justice League NYC, and allied partners, hosted a successful protest against the NRA spanning two days, 18.6 miles, and two rallies.
On Friday, July 14th, protesters rallied at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA, followed by an 18.6 mile march to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. After an overnight stay at Metropolitan AME church, protesters wrapped up with another rally at the Department of Justice on Saturday.
These actions were in response to the NRA's dangerous ad insinuating violence against protesters and their hypocritical claim of being our country's oldest civil rights organization while not making a formal statement regarding the not guilty verdict in the shooting death of Philando Castile by a Minneapolis police officer. Philando Castile was a licensed firearm concealed carrier who informed the officer he was armed. Women’s March wrote a letter to Wayne LaPierre of the NRA demanding the organization pull down the ad, apologize to Americans, and urge the DOJ to indict the police officer who killed Philando Castile.
Instead of meeting our demands the NRA has doubled-down creating more dangerous ads. We must keep up the pressure to stop the NRA.
All photos by David Moriya @roguephotonyc