BENICIA — A second March for Our Lives is scheduled in Benicia for Saturday, June 11, 2022 starting at 10 am. This March is planned to call upon our elected officials in Washington, DC to work together to do something about the epidemic of gun violence in America that has taken thousands of innocent lives in America.
The rally will begin at the First Street Green at the corner of First Street and B Street with a short introductory program with speakers including students and local officials. Participants will then march up First Street and come back where a rally will be held.
The Benicia march will be one of over 400 marches across the nation to take place on Saturday, June 11 in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas where 19 innocent children and 2 brave teachers were murdered. The first March for Our Lives in Benicia was held in 2018 attracting over 1,500 participants. The 2022 Benicia March for Our Lives is the only march in Solano County and is expected to draw participants from all around the county.
It is time Democrats, Republicans, Independents, gun owners and non-gun owners come together and stop focusing on what we can’t agree on and start focusing on what we can agree on to end the rampant gun violence. Since the 2018 March for Our Lives, there have been over 100 school shootings, and more than 170,000 U.S. firearm deaths in the US. [See Gun Violence Archive]
What to bring…
Organizers of the march are asking marchers to bring homemade signs, water and their voices. It’s time, once again, to take to the streets to let our voices be heard.