As the two-month anniversary of the Newtown shooting approaches, the Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence has scheduled an anti-gun violence vigil and rally called "Have a Heart—Take a Stand" on Feb. 14.
The rally is to encourage common sense gun laws at the local, state and federal levels in order to reduce gun violence.
According to a press statement by the Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence, which includes citizen-activists from Parsippany and nearby towns, those who attend the rally are encouraged to design decorative hearts to wear on their clothes with the names of children they love. The heart project is in solidarity with the One Million Moms campaign entitled, "How do you wear your heart?"
Rev. Alison Miller of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, who was a victim of gun violence when she was only 4 years old, will speak at the rally, as well Pastor Sidney Williams, a member of the Morris Area Clergy Council, and a pediatric ER doctor from Atlantic Health.
The rally will take place on the Morristown Green at 5 p.m., Feb. 14. Participants are encouraged to bring their own candles, flashlights and/or glow sticks.