PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR EACH CITY.
|FIRST STUDENT BUSES||LOCATIONS||TOWN COORDINATOR|
|DANBURY||Park and Ride Lot @ Federal Road, I-84 by Duracell||Linda|
|DARIEN / ROWAYTON||Bayley Beach Parking Lot||Abigail|
|NORWALK||Cancelled – all riders must board at other stops||Medha|
|EASTON||Subject to Deletion or Combine with Redding. TOTH PARK||Nico|
|FAIRFIELD||St Anthony, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield||Courtney|
|MADISON||P&R I-95 Exit 61 @ Rte 79||Francine|
|MONROE||Wolfe Park on Cutlers Farm Rd||Jennifer|
|NEW CANAAN||St. Marks @ 111 Oenoke Ridge||Micaela (and Beth from LWV)|
|BRIDGEPORT||Bridgeport High School|| Susan
|REDDING||Redding Community Center- 37 Lonetown Rd||Lestina|
|SOUTH RIDGEFIELD||Jesse Lee Church on Main Street @ 9:30am||Kristina|
|NORTH RIDGEFIELD||St. Elizabeth Seton Church at 520 Ridgebury Rd @9:30am||Kristina|
|STAMFORD||near High Ridge RT 15 @ 137 Exit 35||Kate|
|WESTPORT||I-95 Exit 18 @ Sherwood Ave||Susan|
|WILTON||back of St Matthew’s church at the WEPCO complex||Lucy|
Our hearts are broken. Not just in Connecticut, but around the country. All eyes are on Connecticut right now. What will we do about it? What can we do about it? Put all of us together as a collective, unified voice all focused on one singular goal and the answer is – everything. We have all of the power. Be heard. Help us: -Change the Conversation. Change the Culture. Change the Laws.
Together, we partner with Connecticut Against Gun Violence and their grassroots movement, March for Change, as we gather on the steps of the capital building in Hartford and plead with our legislators to enforce common sense gun laws to protect our families
The march will take place from 11am-12pm on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th at the Hartford State Capital building. See HERE for a map of where we’re meeting in Hartford.
We ask everyone to come wearing green to honor the victims that have forced this nation into action. Your families, including children, are welcome to join. Please bring a friend. Come dressed for the cold weather as we stand together in solidarity.
All bus seats have been closed as of 11pm on Wed 2/13. There are still some cities left with a few open spots on their buses, specifically Stamford, Westport, Easton, Fairfield, Wilton, Redding and Ridgefield. If you would like to get on one of those buses and really waited until this last minute, email that coordinator above and donate the $26 for the ride with the button below.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO "SPONSOR A RIDER" OR OTHERWISE DONATE TO THE TRANSPORTATION EFFORTS FOR MARCH FOR CHANGE, PLEASE
ALL buses will be at the pickup spots by 9:15am. The march will be over by 12 or 12:30pm so estimate a return time of about 2-3pm to your same location
Weston also has buses running from their town, but collecting names and RSVPs in person, if you would like to join a Weston bus, please email Nadine.
Bridgeport also has buses leaving, but not through this page. If you are interested in leaving from Bridgeport, please email Madeline.
Greenwich has buses leaving organized by the League of Women Voters, Greenwich and leaving from Greenwich High School at 10 Hillside Road at 8:15am. $10 for members, $25 for non members. Please email Claudia to join in Greenwich.
Litchfield County has their own system for buses. Please email their respective coordinators for payment and pick up instructions.
Jessica from Litchfield
Heidi from Kent
Lori from Warren
Chrissy from Washington
New London has buses being arranged by Sally leaving from All Souls Church at 9am. Email her for more details.
Newtown will also have buses running to Hartford for this march, which will likely be comped, if you are in Newtown and would like to join a bus there please email Nancy.
If you are unable to pay for a bus seat but still want to join us for this march, email the organizers as we do have sponsored spots available on each bus!
If you are unable to attend this march but would like to “Sponsor a Rider” or otherwise donate to the operations of this march, please click here.
Note, donations made through this link are NOT Tax-Deductible as this is going towards a legislative effort, not a charitable or education effort.
-Change the Conversation. Instead of MORE armed guards, how about LESS guns? Instead of taking an extreme approach, let’s respect everyone’s rights, including our right to safety.
-Change the Culture. Instead of making this a polarizing political conversation, let’s all approach this as concerned parents and citizens looking to protect our most precious asset – our children.
-Change the Laws. It’s a lengthy process and one that, appropriately so, requires an uphill battle. But, WE are the people. We get to decide. It can be tiring, time consuming and sometimes expensive to make our voices heard but our children and communities are worth it.
There are TWENTY school buses across the lower Fairfield County region waiting to be filled to take us up to Hartford and back.
Each person is asked to share in the costs of these buses at $26 per person round trip. Parking at the Capital building is tough so this eliminates the need for each of us to drive (~80 miles) , park, find the location and drive back. Not only that, but we can socialize all of the way!
You can choose any pickup/dropoff location that is convenient for you when booking your reservation. The list below is constantly being updated with new locations, all at commuter parking lots – any ideas or suggestions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All persons riding need a ticket except lap-riding children. There is also an option to be a bus “sponsor” just to donate funds without the need for a seat. If you would like to “sponsor a rider” simply fill out the form and indicate that you don’t actually need the seat so we can allocate it for someone else.
All Payments for bus seats and donations towards MFC are non-refundable and NOT tax-deductible. If you find you are unable to go to the march and have paid for a bus seat, you can transfer your seat to another person by emailing the new name to email@example.com but because bus payments are due and final, no refunds can be made.
If your town says “subject to deletion” you WILL be notified before we combine/delete and will get a refund if you’d prefer not to get on at any other stop
EVERY Single person who purchases a bus seat at ANY location will get an email confirmation by 2/11 from “firstname.lastname@example.org” confirming your city, coordinators name and pick up location address and time
EACH city, based on the people on their buses, will be able to choose a pickup TIME all of their own. So, if your school drop offs in City X are later than most, that’s OK! Just tell your coordinator you guys want to leave a bit later and your bus will be there waiting for you. The same with return times, if you would rather not stay until 1pm, that’s OK! Just tell your coordinator and decide as a group to leave Hartford by 12, 12:15, 12:30 – whatever. Meet back at your waiting bus and be on your way. Each coordinators name and email is above and all riders will be connected with their coordinators prior to 2/14 as well.
You can ALWAYS directly email your town coordinator by clicking on their name to email them or emailing us at email@example.com if you have no Coordinator listed
Yes, we love you
Sites That Link to this Post
- Meg Staunton and Nancy Lefkowitz, Planting Seeds Of Change To America’s Gun Culture | Brain Drops | March 20, 2013
- Fairfield County residents organize for Hartford rally | Connecticut News Feed | February 16, 2013
- Hundreds to rally in Hartford for gun control | Connecticut News Feed | February 13, 2013
- Meg Staunton and Nancy Lefkowitz Plant Seeds Of Change To Our Gun Culture | The New Civil Rights Movement | February 10, 2013