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Months after March For Our Lives, local students continue gun control fight

Although school is out for the summer, Students Against School Shootings Iowa (SASS) isn’t taking a break. The Iowa City-based organization was founded in February after 17 people died in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. When a group of City High School students heard that students at South East […]

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Iowa City Wear Orange: Remembering those lost to gun violence and resolving to fight for a solution

Despite weather forecasts calling for thunderstorms and the occasional drizzle of rain, an enthusiastic crowd gathered at College Green Park on Saturday morning for the Iowa City Wear Orange Celebration organized by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. By the end of the event, when the organizers led a one-block march from the […]

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Moms Demand Action want Iowa City to ‘go orange’ on June 2-3, and fight for better gun laws

Orange is a color associated with safety, and during the first weekend in June, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America want people to wear the color in memory of victims of gun violence and as an expression of determination to work for more effective gun regulations. This is the third year for the […]

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Video: Students Against School Shooting host candlelight vigil at City High

On Monday night, Students Against School Shootings Iowa (SASS) held a candlelight vigil at Iowa City High School. The vigil had been quickly organized on Friday morning following the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas that killed 10 people and wounded a further 13. […]

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Iowa City students will hold a candlelight vigil in response to the school shooting in Texas

There will be a candlelight vigil at Iowa City High School on Monday evening to express solidarty with the students at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. On Friday morning, there was a mass shooting at Santa Fe, in which 10 people were killed and another 10 were wounded. […]

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‘I am not separating myself from the NRA’: Sen. Joni Ernst responds to questions about March for Our Lives

Sen. Joni Ernst reaffirmed her support for the NRA on a CBS news program on Sunday, while claiming she is not beholden to the NRA for the almost record-setting amount of money it has spent supporting her since 2014. […]

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An open letter to Emma González and those who doubt her

Your name is Emma González. You are 18 years old, Cuban and bisexual. You’re so indecisive that you can’t pick a favorite color, and you’re allergic to 12 things. You draw, paint, crochet, sew, embroider — anything productive you can do with your hands while watching Netflix. And all of this matters. […]

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An open letter to Iowa representatives on gun control

My name is Ellie Brown and I go to West High school in Iowa City, Iowa. I love school and I love learning, but everyday I wake up terrified to go to school. I tell myself that nothing could happen in a little old town in the middle of Iowa, but I have to face the terrifying fact that my school could be the next school that we hear about on the news, being sent thoughts and prayers. […]

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Gov. Reynolds doesn’t have a plan to address school shootings, but thinks students and the federal government could do more

At her weekly press conference on Monday, Gov. Kim Reynolds said the federal government needs “to take the responsibility to do some things” to prevent future mass school shooting like the one in Parkland, Florida last week. She also called on “parents and students, school faculty and staff and members of the community to be especially vigilant for signs of potential violence.” […]

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