Basalt mom hopes to organize local March For Our Lives |

Basalt mom hopes to organize local March For Our Lives

Staff report

A Basalt mom with kids in the elementary school is urging local students to join the March For Our Lives on March 24.

Susan Mitchell said she hopes that Basalt students will hold a march on the same day a national march is being held in Washington, D.C., to demand action on gun control.

The national march is being organized by survivors of the high school massacre in Parkland, Florida. Numerous towns and cities worldwide are organizing localized marches. Organizers are hoping to attract 500,000 people to the march in the nation’s capital.

Mitchell is just starting to get word out about the local effort. She posted a suggestion of a local march on the Basalt Community Page of Facebook on Feb. 21 and the idea is starting to pick up steam.

“There’s a lot of momentum building around it,” Mitchell said. “It’s important to step up.”

She said she hopes it will be taken over by students in the high school and middle schools of Basalt.

Her proposal is to start a march at 10 a.m. at Lions Park, where Basalt Town Hall is located, walk down Midland Avenue and eventually circle back to the intersection of Two Rivers Road and Midland Avenue.

More information will be released close to the event.

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