Wearing the green and white colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School where 26 children and adults were killed, 100 residents from Newtown, Connecticut joined thousands of other gun-control activists on Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Washington D.C. in a march down Constitution Ave. to a rally with speeches, musical performances and a poetry reading near the Washington Monument. The rally was organized by Molly Smith, the artistic director of Arena Stage, along with her partner, American Indian activist Suzanne Blue Star Boy. Co-sponsors included One Million Moms for Gun Control, Washington National Cathedral, Foundry United Methodist Church in the District and Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
Speakers at the rally included Education Secretary Arne Duncan; actress Kathleen Turner; Rep. Chris Van Hollen; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray; activist Colin Goddard, survivor of Virginia Tech, Marty Isaac, President at Connecticut Against Gun Violence; and One Million Moms for Gun Control founder Shannon Watts.