Ridgefielders to Join March for Change Thursday

There are still seats from the two buses that leave from town tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

"I hope to help make a difference on this issue."

That's what local mom, Kristina Larson, said when asked by Patch why she took on a role of coordinating with fellow Ridgefielders a local contingent to the state capitol on Valentine's Day to participate in March for Change.

The event was planned by the grassroots organization started by two Fairfield moms in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Participants from across the state are planning a rally Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. on the steps of the state capitol building in Hartford to demand safer gun laws in the state of Connecticut.

Larson said she was inspired by the women who started the organization, and by the diversity of organizations and individuals involved in the effort. "I'm glad to be able to take on a role," she said. 

There are three buses departing from Ridgefield:

Two will depart from the South location, at Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church on Main Street; the second will leave from the North location, Ridgefield Public Golf Course on Ridgebury Road.

All buses are scheduled to depart at 9:30am and are expected to return by 2:30pm. Registration for seats can be made at online at ctmomsonline.com.  

So far, more than 100 Ridgefielders are  registered to ride the bus and dozens of others are driving to Hartford, Larson said.



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