On Saturday, January 26, 2013, One Million Moms for Gun Control-The Austin Chapter- will meet at 11:00 a.m. at The Texas State Capitol. The women will meet on the north side of 11th Street at Congress Avenue.
Sponsoring and co-sponsoring marches and rallies throughout the nation this Saturday to "demand action on common sense gun control laws", One Million Moms for Gun Control is making headlines for a great reason.
1MM4GC chapters are planning local rallies and marches across the country tomorrow. From San Francisco to Indianapolis to Boston, attendees are asked to wear their "How Do You Wear Your Heart?" pins over their hearts to support the cause. Central Texas mothers, fathers and citizens will gather outside the front gates of the capitol to show support for sensible gun control legislation. Wearing hearts and holding signs to show their devotion to the gun control safety legislation, we are one of the lucky cities to partake in this event.
Being an informal event, Austinites that support this will get to meet and talk to raise awareness on a local level. Friends and family members are welcome. The Capitol lawns will be open for picnics and for playing. Bring blankets, toys, balls and other fun family oriented items to make this day a special one. On the front sidewalk, members will be wearing their hearts and holding their signs so they can let passing cars and people know who they are and what they are about.
While this event is being done on a national level, I urge you to be a part of this movement. 1MM4GC ask attendees to bring homemade 1MM4GC posters and signs. Make this a family event tonight. Children will feel that they are making a difference and in fact, they are. You can be as creative as you want and wear your hearts anywhere you choose. There is a new nation- wide social media campaign entitled "How do you wear your heart?" Templates for signs and hearts can be found at http://onemillionmomsforguncontrol.org/
For more information, visit the 1MM4GC – TX/Austin Chapter on Facebook.
I certainly hope to see you there. Together we can all make a difference. And this difference that we can make is for a better tomorrow for our children and generations to come.