LEXINGTON- On Feb. 17, state Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) joined federal Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA), Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and over one hundred citizens in rallying to demand that Congress implement more gun safety measures and mental health services to suppress gun violence in the United States.
The rally, one of many across the country, was swiftly organized by Jessie Steigerwald, a Lexington resident and School Committee member, in response to the recent horrific shooting in which 17 people were killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“I speak today not as a senator, but as a mother,” said Senator Friedman. “When did it become okay to have children massacred in the United States and do nothing about it? If you are not for commonsense gun control, then you are for the killing of children in our schools and in our homes. There is no other way to spin it.”