Candlelight Vigil On The Steps of Syntagma Square Honoring The 17 Victims of The Parkland Florida School Shooting

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Candlelight Vigil On The Steps of Syntagma Square Honoring The 17 Victims of The Parkland Florida School Shooting
Candlelight Vigil at 8 pm on the steps of Constitution Square honoring the 17 victims of the Parkland Florida school shooting.

Democrats Abroad Greece (DAGR) will hold a candlelight vigil to honor the students and teachers killed on February 14th in Parkland Florida, victims of another mass school shooting. DAGR is joining the effort across the globe to push US legislators to better regulate the sale and licensing of guns in the USA.

On March 24th across the United States, a school walkout has been scheduled for 10 am local times. Students will walk-out of classrooms, at 10 am, for 17 minutes to honor those killed in Parkland and to draw attention to the issues surrounding gun sales and licensing in the USA. 10 days later, on March 24th, demonstrations and marches have been scheduled across the globe, to pressure US legislators that more than thoughts and prayers will resolve the problem with the MARCH FOR OUR LIVES.

March 24th, beginning at 8 pm, on the steps of Constitution Square, with the backdrop of Greece’s Parliament Building, 17 candles will be lit, reciting the names of those gunned down on February 14th. There will be a brief presentation about current legislation on gun control in the USA and the changes both the vigils, school walkouts and March For Our Lives hope to achieve. Please join us as we stand together in solidarity. RSVP to the event here.

On March 24th, DAGR will stage a VIRTUAL MARCH on their Facebook and Twitter accounts with the hashtag #MarchForOurLives and #MarchForOurLivesGreece asking members and friends to post their selfies with signs they would carry in an actual March. The selfies can also be shared to the March For Our Lives Facebook page. Although Democrats Abroad Greece enthusiastically supports the actual March For Our Lives, because the march is set globally for the day before THE MAJOR NATIONAL public holiday of Greek Independence and because of the patriotic marches and security issues both on March 24th and March 25th, DAGR will only stage the virtual march.

Democrats Abroad Greece Chairman Karen Lee stated: "We're turning our attention from grief to honoring the dead, demanding effective political action to achieve common-sense gun regulation in the US." She added "This is an American problem that will require action by US politicians, but we welcome any of our friends here who want to show their support for our effort."

For those that feel strongly about a physical presence concerning the issue of gun control, please make every effort to join us at 8 pm March 14th on the steps of Syntagma Square to honor all the victims of mass school shootings and draw attention to improved gun regulation in the US.

If you are an American citizen, there is more you can do:
Register to vote: If you live abroad, register here: Also, make sure you’re registered before the deadline to be eligible to vote in each election.

If you are turning 18 in time to vote. Some states will let you pre-register to vote at the age of 16 or 17. Check out which ones here. Finally, know your rights! An informed voter is a powerful voter!

 
 

EVENT INFO

  • When: 24 Mar 2018
  • Time: 20:00 - 20:00
  • Where: Syntagma Square, Athens
  • Title: Candlelight Vigil On The Steps of Syntagma Square Honoring The 17 Victims of The Parkland Florida School Shooting
  • Email: democratsabroadgreece@gmail.com
  • Website: marchforourlives.com/