Call to Action: Funeral Vigils Planned at Ernst Offices
What: Funeral Vigil for Gun Violence Victims – Office of Joni Ernst
When: Thursday, February 22 from 1 PM – 2 PM
Where: 733 Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
201 West Second Street, Suite 806, Davenport, IA 52801
111 Seventh Avenue SE, Suite 480, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
194 Federal Building, 320 Sixth Street, Sioux City, IA 51101
221 Federal Building, 8 South Sixth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501, Phone: (712) 352-1167 (Call to schedule an appointment)
Click each address for map and directions
Why: Iowa Senator Joni Ernst has received over 3 million dollars from the NRA and an A rating from them. Appeals from citizens for sensible gun safety legislation are routinely rejected by public servants like Senator Ernst. Therefore we are going to her in memory of those who have been lost due to the resistance of the NRA and politicians it owns.
On Thursday, Feb. 22 we are having a ***respectful peaceful and law-abiding*** silent funeral vigil outside of her Des Moines office, and invite people from across Iowa or in DC to do the same at her other offices. People who gather may consider peacefully taking turns going into her office to request staffers share with her the names of people who have been massacred as a result of the influence of the NRA.
The vigil is not a protest. It is public mourning. We are law-abiding, respectful and peaceful. No disrespectful signs or chanting, please.
We believe the NRA’s influence in the political system has put our nation into the situation we are facing with mass shootings. Politicians who have received this much money from the NRA have likewise brought us to a terrible place.
Join us in Des Moines or her nearest office to wail and mourn for the murdered.