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Overnight Peace Vigil at NRA

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This Monday, June 20, CODEPINK and a diverse coalition are organizing an overnight peace vigil in front of the NRA to honor the 49 people killed and 53 injured in the tragic mass shooting this past weekend in Orlando and call for a ban on assault weapons. We will have 49 hearts to honor those slain in the horrific act, and will have individuals volunteer to represent these lives that were ended too soon. We will be joined by representatives of Muslim groups, LGBTQ groups, anti-gun violence organizations, mothers who have lost children to gun violence, peace groups, and individuals who have been directly affected by the epidemic of gun violence in this country.

We will have an Iftar Ramadan meal at sundown provided by DC's own Busboys & Poets with our Muslim friends facing increased Islamophobia in the wake of the mass shooting. We will then have a speak-out for peace, a showing of the documentary Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA, and a special ceremony from 2:02am-5:00am, when the massacre and hostage-taking at the Pulse nightclub occurred. We will stay until 9am, when the NRA staff comes in to work. The NRA’s fierce lobbying against an assault weapons ban enables killers behind the shootings in Orlando, Newtown, and San Bernardino to use AR-15-type weapons.

What to bring: Sleeping bags, candles, flashlights, water, power bars/snacks to share

For press inquires call Alli at 860-575-5692.

****At 9:00am on Tuesday we will have a civil disobedience action. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form: 
http://bit.ly/1WRFTU6

For more information, and to RSVP, see the Facebook event page.

Endorsing Organizations: 
American Muslim Voice
American Palestinian Women's Association
Brave New Films
Busboys & Poets
Ceasefire Oregon
GetEQUAL
KhushDC
LACAN
March on Washington for Gun Control
Muslim American Women's Policy Forum
Muslims Against Homophobia and LGBT Hate
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms
Newtown Action
Project End Gun Violence
Protest Easy Guns
RootsAction
Stop Killing Innocent People (SKIP)
TASSC International 
Timothy Dawkins-El Project
Veterans for Peace
War is a Crime
Washington Peace Center
We the People for Sensible Gun Laws
World Beyond War

WHEN

June 20, 2016 at 8pm - June 21, 2016

WHERE

National Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, United States,

Google map and directions

CONTACT

Rebecca Green · · 415-309-6713

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Add to Calendar 20-06-2016 20:00:00 21-06-2016 09:00:00 America/New_York Overnight Peace Vigil at NRA This Monday, June 20, CODEPINK and a diverse coalition are organizing an overnight peace vigil in front of the NRA to honor the 49 people killed and 53 injured in the tragic mass shooting this past weekend in Orlando and call for a ban on assault weapons. We will have 49 hearts to honor those slain in the horrific act, and will have individuals volunteer to represent these lives that were ended too soon. We will be joined by representatives of Muslim groups, LGBTQ groups, anti-gun violence organizations, mothers who have lost children to gun violence, peace groups, and individuals who have been directly affected by the epidemic of gun violence in this country. We will have an Iftar Ramadan meal at sundown provided by DC's own Busboys & Poets with our Muslim friends facing increased Islamophobia in the wake of the mass shooting. We will then have a speak-out for peace, a showing of the documentary Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA, and a special ceremony from 2:02am-5:00am, when the massacre and hostage-taking at the Pulse nightclub occurred. We will stay until 9am, when the NRA staff comes in to work. The NRA’s fierce lobbying against an assault weapons ban enables killers behind the shootings in Orlando, Newtown, and San Bernardino to use AR-15-type weapons. What to bring: Sleeping bags, candles, flashlights, water, power bars/snacks to shareFor press inquires call Alli at 860-575-5692.****At 9:00am on Tuesday we will have a civil disobedience action. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/1WRFTU6 For more information, and to RSVP, see the Facebook event page. Endorsing Organizations: American Muslim VoiceAmerican Palestinian Women's AssociationBrave New FilmsBusboys & PoetsCeasefire OregonGetEQUALKhushDCLACANMarch on Washington for Gun ControlMuslim American Women's Policy ForumMuslims Against Homophobia and LGBT HateNational Center for Transgender EqualityNational Coalition to Protect Civil FreedomsNewtown ActionProject End Gun ViolenceProtest Easy GunsRootsActionStop Killing Innocent People (SKIP)TASSC International Timothy Dawkins-El ProjectVeterans for PeaceWar is a CrimeWashington Peace CenterWe the People for Sensible Gun LawsWorld Beyond War 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, United States Rebecca Green Rebecca@codepink.org

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