March For Our Lives rally to be held in downtown Charleston


Rob Le Cates

Charleston Square, taken on Sunday afternoon, April 10, 2022, the weather was sunny with around 66 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures with 19 mile per hour winds.

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief

In line with the March For Our Lives rally in Washington D.C., Coles Progressives and the Coles County Democratic Party will be sponsoring a common-sense gun rally on Saturday at the north side of the Coles County Courthouse.

Participants are encouraged to wear masks and bring signs to show support.

Mac White, chairman of Coles County Democrats, said the hope for the event is to show Coles County there are people who are concerned about gun violence and want legislative action.

During the rally, several speakers will share their stories and offer support to those who need it.

Seven speakers will deliver speeches during the event including:

  • Silver Damsen, co-chair of Coles Progressives
  • 12 Congressional District candidate Joshua Qualls
  • Bonnie Laughlin-Schulz, from Moms Demand Action
  •  Mac White, chairman of Coles County Democrats
  • Gail Mason, from the Coles County Board
  • Erika Weaver, concerned citizen
  • Matt Titus, a candidate for County board

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