On April 20th, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, the NH Social Justice League will be bringing students from all across New Hampshire together to the New Hampshire State House. We intend demand action from state senators and governor on gun reform. We will hold a rally at the State House from 10 AM to 12 PM in conjunction with student walkouts. For updates, return to our site and follow the Facebook page.
On January 29th 2013, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot while standing with friends outside a park in Chicago. In response to her tragic death, her family and friends began the movement to wear orange in order to honor her and all other victims of gun violence in our nation. Join them and wear orange to be seen and to see change in our country.
On March 14th, students, teachers, and administrators walked out of their classes for seventeen minutes on the one-month anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, with one minute observed for each of the seventeen people killed in the shooting. These walkouts and commemorations honored and paid respect to those who were killed in this tragedy, while at the same time bringing attention to the need for policy changes that could prevent tragedies like this one in the future. Members of the NH Social Justice League coordinated this event at schools across New Hampshire in collaboration with each other. Find articles and pictures from these events on our Reading and Resources page.
On March 24th, people across the nation participated in marches to bring attention to the lack of adequate gun control laws in the United States. NH Social Justice League was involved in planning the Concord March for Our Lives, which drew an estimated 4,000 people for our event, which consisted of both a march and a rally at the State House. For pictures and future updates, follow the Facebook page: Concord March for Our Lives.
On April 10th, members of NHSJL will be joining NextGen America in defending the voting rights of NH students. We are organizing in order to urge Governor Sununu to veto House Bills 372 and 1264, both of which would prevent New Hampshire voters from exercising their rights. On April 10th the State Senate will be hosting a public hearing on HB 1264, during which time you can join us and make your voice heard. Check out the event on Facebook.