MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. — Over the weekend more than 2,000 activists gathered in Washington D.C to advocate for gun sense and safety in America.
Among them were 8 chapter leaders from McLean County’s chapter. While there they found out about the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
Those tragedies got the volunteers wondering how they can teach those in Central Illinois why it’s important to fight for common sense gun laws.
This Wednesday the group will rally in Bloomington, they’re calling it Passion Into Action.
Leaders say the push for gun safety doesn’t just lie with our elected officials, it lies with all of us.
“As loud as we might be,” said Sarah Beerden, Legislative Team Lead for McLean County MDA. “As emphatic as community members might be about the importance of this, without the actual legislators to vote yes on these laws we are stuck.”
The rally will be held in front of the McLean County Museum of History on Main Street, this Wednesday from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.