On the two-month anniversary of the tragic shooting of 26 first grade students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, 5,500 people traveled to the state Capitol to rally for what they call “common sense” gun legislation. Among them were three buses filled with people that left from the WEPCO complex in Wilton.
The “March for Change” coincided with Valentine’s Day, which organizers called fitting because “our hearts are broken,” said Nancy Lefkowitz, one of the movement’s organizers. She coordinated the effort with Meg Staunton, another Fairfield parent, in partnership with Ron Pinciaro, head of Fairfield-based Connecticut Against Gun Violence (CAGV). Mr. Pinciaro, coincidentally, is a former Wilton resident who spoke on pending gun control legislation at Wilton Library earlier this year.