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‘Enough’: Moms Demand Action hold a rally to demand Grassley and Ernst take action on gun violence

The Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America rally on Sunday started with statistics — “Every day, 100 Americans are shot and killed,” Holly Sanger of the Iowa City/Johnson County chapter of Moms Demand Action told the crowd gathered on the Pentacrest at the beginning of the rally — but concluded with one word: “enough.” […]

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Dance for Our Lives, mixing music and politics to fight gun violence

In the past year, the young activists of March for Our Lives Iowa have staged a die-in, taken part in marches, lobbied lawmakers and stayed active on social media in an attempt on keep people’s attention focus on gun violence and the need for political action to address the problem. On Saturday, they are trying something new: a dance. […]

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Wear Orange: Moms Demand Action will rally for gun safety on Saturday

Four years ago, when the Iowa City chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America tried to persuade people participate in the national Wear Orange weekend to protest gun violence, they had little success, according to Holly Sanger, the group’s leader. The group asked downtown businesses to put “Wear Orange” signs in their windows—only three did. […]

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Students at Washington High School stage walkout over gun violence following weekend shooting

Students at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids staged a walkout on Monday morning to hold a brief remembrance ceremony on school grounds in honor of two former Washington students, Matrell Johnson and Royal Abram, who were shot and killed early Saturday morning. […]

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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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‘You can make a difference’: March for Our Lives comes to Marion

Even before the Road to Change Tour town hall meeting started at Linn-Mar High School in Marion on Thursday night, members of the audience that packed the school’s gymnasium knew the importance of voting was going to be stressed. To get to the gym, you had to pass by multiple groups trying to help people register to vote. […]

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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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Linn-Mar students join National School Walkout ‘to let our elected leaders know that we want to see change’

Students at Linn-Mar High School will be participating in the National School Walkout on Friday, April 20. The nationwide event is being held on the anniversary of the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. […]

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‘I’m 12 years old, and I don’t want to be murdered’: Iowa City’s March for Our Lives protests political inaction on school shootings

Freezing temperatures and several inches of newly fallen snow weren’t enough to stop Students Against School Shootings Iowa (SASS) from leading a protest march from College Green Park to the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest on Saturday. […]

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‘We want change’: North Liberty school students walk-out to protest school shootings and political inaction

One of the busiest intersections in North Liberty became the site of a loud, determined protest on Friday afternoon. Students from North Central Junior High School and Liberty High School walked out of class at 2 p.m., and gathered at the corner of Forevergreen Rd. and Hwy. 965 to protest gun violence and the lack of political action following recent school shootings. […]

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