Rally to ban assault weapons

Gun control advocates will be hosting a rally and march Sunday, Jan. 13, in downtown Seattle. StandUp Washington will commemorate Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victims and demand a state ban of semi-automatic weapons. Washington State PTA is not a sponsor of this event, but nationally PTA works to prevent gun violence and we wanted to let members know about this opportunity.

  • March and rally: Gather at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle and march to the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater
  • When: Sunday, Jan. 13, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sponsor: Washington CeaseFire
  • Event information: http://standupwa.org/

Nationally, PTA has a rich history of advocating on behalf of children, particularly as it relates to their safety and well-being. At the federal level, PTA advocates for re-enactment and expansion of the federal ban on the sale and possession of military-style assault weapons, as well as a federal ban on non-sporting ammunition. For more information on PTA’s positions on measures to prevent gun violence and how PTAs can be advocates, please see our online resources.


Ramona Hattendorf

Government relations coordinator

Washington State PTA

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