By Kareem A. Scott
The March for Us is happening at 410 Legislative Avenue, Dover on March 24, 2018 between 1pm and 2pm.
This march is in conjunction with other nationwide marches calling for gun reform, following the tragic Parkland High school shooting.
Reginald Daniel II, a sophomore political science major at Delaware State University and a Delaware native, inspired by his great grandparents and grandparents’ civil rights work, organized this march because he was tired of seeing politicians continuously do nothing when it came to gun violence.
Reginald also saw the thousands of deaths a year due to gun violence, as an American issue that our generation especially needs to take control of. He saw that he needed to lead by example and show his community we can stand up to our politicians and special interests like the NRA.
“Although we don’t have millions of dollars and access, we are the American people and we have a vote,” Reginald said.
The March for Us is also calling to amend HB35, which is an Act To Amend Title 11 And Title 24 Of The Delaware Code, Relating To Criminal History Background Checks In Connection With The Sale Or Transfer Of Firearms.
“We need people to know we have a voice,” Reginald Daniels II said, with passion in his eye as the interview began. This was his primary driver and what pushed him to begin the process. Once it was decided he wanted to have a march, he began reaching out to friends and family to get an understanding of all the rules and the process for securing a permit.
To honor the 17 victims of the Parkland tragedy, the march will walk around legislative hall 17 times, followed by a rally where Delaware Attorney General candidate, Chris Johnson, will deliver closing remarks.
To find out more information, search March for Us on Facebook.com or visit Reginald Bernard Daniels II Facebook page.