March 23, 2018

Princeton Residents In March For Our Lives

As part of the national mobilization called March for Our Lives, a Princeton rally initiated by Princeton High School senior Dziyana Zubialevich will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Hinds Plaza, 55 Witherspoon Street, adjacent to Princeton Public Library.

The Princeton event is one of over 800 across the country being held that day in solidarity with the national march and the high school students from Parkland, Florida, where a mass shooting took place on February 14, killing 17 and wounding 14. 

Zubialevich is partnering with the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA), which is a co-sponsor of the event. CFPA is also sending two buses to the national March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, with a limited number of seats left. Reserve online at peace or call (609) 924-5022.

“According to Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been more than 300 school shootings in the United States since 2013,” said Zubialevich. “Knowing this, it is easy for individuals to feel as if they have no control over the issue. However the students in Parkland have inspired me as well as hundreds of others across the country to take action and work towards change instead of giving up.

“Organizing this march and seeing the immense support from organizations as well as individuals in the area has been amazing, and I am excited to see people of all ages, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds come together and work towards common-sense gun laws.”

CFPA Executive Director the Rev. Bob Moore added, “We are pleased to invite those who support common-sense gun safety measures, such as a national assault weapons ban and universal background checks, to attend the Princeton Rally or reserve for our buses and join us in Washington on March 24. We are especially excited to support the leadership of young people demanding such common-sense steps, and urge the public to join us.”