Why I Participated in the March for Our Lives

As you know, the March for Our Lives happened this past weekend.  Several of the writers for our community attended the march and shared that it was an incredibly moving and powerful experience.  We have so much hope for the young people that are our future.


Photo courtesy of Wendy Martin
One of the writers from our team that attended is Cheryl Lage, the mother of teenage twins that attend public high schools in the Richmond area. 
The night before the march, she shared this.

Last night, as I was leaning over to kiss Darren goodnight before departing his room, he asked, “Why are you going to the march in DC?” 

He and his sister are participating in our city’s companionate march. He was—and perhaps still is—rightly curious as to why I (who treasures every opportunity to sleep in) am going to be up and on a bus by 6:30am tomorrow en route to our nation’s capital.  

In my gut, I know this is the right thing to do….

Read the full article here

Left to Right: Gena Reeder (former Virginia State Chapter Leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and a mother of two in Chesterfield), Cheryl Lage (mom of 2 in RPS), Tracey Malkie (Chesterfield mom of two) and Donna Taylor (Henrico Mom of two)