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MARCHING FOR THEIR LIVES

            Voices of Resistance Ring Out in Downtown Albany



More than 5,000 students, parents, teachers, lawmakers and people of all ages, from all parts of the state gathered in Albany’s West Capitol Park on Saturday, March 24 to lend their voices to the “March for Our Lives” rallies taking place in more than 800 cities nationally. The Albany march was the result of the combined efforts of students from across the Capital District region in conjunction with Moms Demand Action. Hundreds of signs, with messages ranging from “Fire Politicians, Not Guns,” to “Resist, Enough,” to “Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough,” were toted by protestors as the large but peaceful group gathered to hear speeches from student organizers, members of Moms Demand Action and local lawmakers and politicians, including Patricia Fahey, Phil Steck, and Paul Tonko. Protesters listened as students told stories of their own experiences with gun violence in schools, in their neighborhoods and on the streets. Lisa…