The Excellence Girls Club traveled to the State Capital in Richmond, Virginia today, to send a message about the terrible issues of guns and all violence. Keeping up with Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy, the young ladies prepared lessons on how guns and violence has impacted their lives, and wants to share that knowledge with their States Delegates, and Senators.
Virginia Center for Public Safety, a bi-partisan establishment, has partnered with Excellence Girls Club this year. The young ladies will get the opportunity to learn about the political process, and how their voice can be heard exclaims Vickie Madison the founder of EGC.
The young ladies got the opportunity to ask their state leaders questions about guns. Kayla asked, if guns were in school how would you keep the students from knowing the guns were there? The answer given by a State Legislator was to lock them up. Another student asked if the guns were locked up how would you get to them in case of an emergency? Many questions from the EGC were asked. Participation with the legislative office showed the young ladies how to use their voice to make positive changes as Dr. Martin Luther King did.
A gathering was held at a park in Richmond where the song Lift Every Voice and Sing was sang, poems were read, and people came together to unite for a positive cause. Our nation has been under fire in a negative way because of gun violence. Lives have been lost, and the need for positive reinforcement by our government needs to constantly be addressed. The young ladies of the Excellence Girls Club at Lafayette Winona Middle, River Crest, and Woodside High made their quest known on the pros and cons of all violence, and learned something about the legislative process. They made MLK Day a day on, volunteering their time to get the word out about the issues of gun and all violence.