Kinsey rallies community for Stop the Violence and Peace March
PHILADELPHIA, July 26 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., is rallying community members, churches, law enforcement and community organizations for a Stop the Violence and Peace March planned for Friday, Aug. 4. The march will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the 6300 block of Moylan St. (off West Washington Lane in Germantown).
“The level of violence in Philadelphia in the past 30 days is intolerable and unacceptable. A string of shootings has been unleashed and we need to touch every community in our city to find a way to get guns out of the hands of irresponsible people,” Kinsey said.
Statistics show that homicides are up 20 percent in Philadelphia. As of this past week, the Philadelphia police has documented 169 homicides, compared to 142 at the same time last year.
“Enough is enough. Just last week an innocent woman was driving her car in Logan and was struck by a stray bullet. In Grays Ferry, a 16-year-old was shot while attending a cookout. These are just a few examples of the senseless shootings in our community,” Kinsey said. “Our families deserve to live in safe and productive communities. Our children deserve to live in a peaceful environment that ensures a better future for them and, consequently, for all our neighbors.”
Kinsey said the march is aimed to empower the people of our local communities and to let them know that there are leaders and organizations who care about them and their quality of life.
More information on the event can be obtained by calling Kinsey’s office at 215-849-6592.