Current Issues

Current Issues

March for Our Lives

This is a statement about the march to “take to heart”.

“We commend the young people of Parkland for taking up the important work of gun violence prevention.  We will stand with you as you advocate for legislation that will save lives.  We will join you in the March 24 “March For Our Lives”   We will walk with you as together we seek to put an end to violence and follow a path of peace in this Lenten Season.  As we recall the life of Jesus Christ, let us pray for the grace to embrace his way of non-violence, and let us never doubt that the deep darkness of these days will be overcome by the radiant light of our lives and actions lived in love.”

Click the link below and put in your zip code to find a list of locations on Long Island that will hold marches on Long Island on March 24 that support the end to gun violence.   On that day, youth and families of March for Our Lives will take to the street to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence in our schools and communities.

March for Our Lives Locations

Here are some ideas to print on placards and to use in phone calls to legislators.

Not one more.

Not one more student should hide in fear while an active shooter kills their friends and teachers.

Not one more parent should sit in fear waiting for a call or text to say their children were OK, and wait in vain.

Not one more person should die from a senseless act of gun violence.

There is much to mourn, but mourning is not enough.  The killing must stop

Prayers and condolences are not enough.  The killing must stop.

It is well past time that we enacted sensible gun violence protection legislation

This is about protecting the most precious resources we have: The gift of life.

Use any of these statements to formulate a message to your Member of Congress about taking up gun legislation immediately that:  requires universal background checks and mandatory waiting periods for all gun purchases; bans civilian ownership of high capacity weapons and magazines; makes gun trafficking a federal crime.



On March 24, 2018, the Long Island Chapter of LCWR is urging Sisters to participate in the “March for our Lives – Actions for Gun Control Reform.” Join your voice with others. There are three ways for our Sisters to participate.

Join the March in New York City at 10:00 AM – Central Park West, West 72ndStreet, Manhattan, NY

Join the March in Long Island at 11:00 AM at SUNY Farmingdale/Nold Athletic Complex, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY or at 4:15 PM at SUNY College at Old Westbury, 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, NY.

Join in prayer. We are asking all our Sisters to participate at 11:00 AM on March 24, 2018.


List of Representatives by District


 Representative                     Phone                        Fax

 1       Lee Zeldin                1-202-225-3826      1-202-225-3143                

 2       Peter King                1-202-225-7896       1-202-225-2279                

 3       Tom Suozzi              1-202-225-3335`      1-202-225-4669                

 4       Kathleen Rice          1-202-225-5516       1-202-225-5758                

 5       Gregory Meeks        1 -202-225-3461      1-202-226-4169             

 6       Grace Meng            1-202-225-2601      1-202-225-1589                

7        Nydia Velazquez      1-202-225-2361       1-202-226-0327                

 8       Hakeem Jeffries       1-202-225-5936       1-202-225-1018                

 9       Yvette Clarke           1-202-225-6231       1-202-226-0112               

10      Jerrold Nadler          1-202-225-5635       1-202-225-6923                 

11      Daniel Donovan       1-202-225-3371       1-202-226-1272                 

12      Carolyn Maloney      1-202-225-7944       1-202-225-4709                   

14      Joseph Crowley       1-202-225-3965       1-202-225-1909                   


State Senators

Kristin Gillibrand    1-202-224-4451     1-202-228-0282        

Charles Schumer   1-202-224-6542     1-202-228-3027