“March for Our Lives Rally” will be held at 11 am – 1 pm, Saturday, March 24, at the Pavilion in Oconee Veterans Park, 3500 Hog Mountain Road, in support of thousands of high school students across Georgia and the nation who are insisting that lawmakers everywhere put an end to the mass killings of school children. The event is sponsored by the Oconee County Democratic Committee.
We invite the public to offer its sympathy for the slain and support for young students everywhere as they seek solutions to school violence. Jonathan Wallace and Deborah Gonzalez, Georgia House Representatives from Districts 119 and 117, respectively, will offer brief remarks in support of the goals the young students are seeking, as will Chalis Montgomery and Richard Winfield, candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Democratic Primary in May. Several high school students will speak as well, and civic leaders in the county have also been invited to attend and address the audience.
After the remarks, there will be time for the speakers and audience to talk with one another about the difficulties and obstacles faced to make communities safer. At the conclusion of the program, many may choose to walk the trails in the Park in memory of those who have lost their lives in mass shootings.