NATIONAL DIE-IN DAY: STUDENTS IN WASHINGTON D.C. PROTEST TO END GUN VIOLENCE ON JUNE 12

Rally Is Among Many of Local Rallies Held on the Second Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

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[Washington D.C.] ​– On June 12, students will gather in front of the Capitol to protest as a part of National Die-In Day. This rally is one of many happening around the country planned by students and survivors of gun violence in various diverse communities. The die-ins will focus on
honoring the victims of the Pulse Nightclub massacre, as well as calling on members of Congress to vote for legislation supporting gun reform.

WHAT: ​Student activists and survivors of gun violence will come together to host a rally followed by a 12-minute die-in on the lawn of the Capitol in D.C. to ultimately protest for gun reform, and call on politicians to support such legislation. The rallying will start at 10:30 A.M., and the die-in protest will begin at noon, ending at twelve minutes past. A die-in is a form of protest in which students lie down in protest of a politician or political institution.

WHO: ​Founders Amanda Fugleberg and Nurah Abdulhaqq ​formed the idea of the die-in after wanting to honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre, but also the victims of the 701 mass shootings since. Students will be conducting their own die-ins across the nations. Their voices will be elevated by speakers James Lecesne of the Trevor Project, Antoinette Tuff, Zion Kelly, and Bree Butler from Santa Fe High School and others.

WHEN: ​June 12, 2018, 10:30 A.M. — 12:30 P.M.

WHERE:​ National Die-In Day will be held on the lawn of the capitol building, East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004. There will be sister die-ins happening in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, Tallahassee, Miami, Olympia, Honolulu, Boston, Nashville, and many other cities.

To arrange media interviews in advance of, or after, the die-in, please email acadia7317@gmail.com or call (315)-939-9837

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