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Katie Koslan works on a poster that reads, “My uterus is more regulated than guns.” Katie Koslan works on a poster that reads, “My uterus is more regulated than guns.”
SPAC President and Director of Policy Sara Boyd began the presentations, which were to include speeches by Bethlehem Chief of Police Mark DiLuzio and Joe Welsh from the ACLU. SPAC President and Director of Policy Sara Boyd began the presentations, which were to include speeches by Bethlehem Chief of Police Mark DiLuzio and Joe Welsh from the ACLU.
PRESS PHOTOS BY KATYA HRICHAKBethlehem Chief of Police Mark DiLuzio speaks to students while they work on their posters. PRESS PHOTOS BY KATYA HRICHAKBethlehem Chief of Police Mark DiLuzio speaks to students while they work on their posters.
The primary message of Hannah Kushner’s poster reads, “Thoughts and prayers are not enough.” The primary message of Hannah Kushner’s poster reads, “Thoughts and prayers are not enough.”
State Representative Steve Samuelson, a Lehigh University alumnus, discusses legal actions that are being discussed to address issues of gun control. State Representative Steve Samuelson, a Lehigh University alumnus, discusses legal actions that are being discussed to address issues of gun control.
Rachel Caffrey and Devon Jackson work on their posters, with Jackson’s reading, “I go to school to get A’s, not PTSD.” Rachel Caffrey and Devon Jackson work on their posters, with Jackson’s reading, “I go to school to get A’s, not PTSD.”

Prepping for March for Our Lives

Monday, April 2, 2018 by Katya Hrichak Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Lehigh University students gathered together on the evening of March 20 for a sign-making party in preparation to attend the March for Our Lives March 24. The recently-formed Lehigh University Student Political Action Committee (SPAC) hosted the event and arranged the bus trip to the march as a response to the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS shooting.

Present at the event were Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio, Lehigh University Chief of Police Jason Schiffer, American Civil Liberties Union Representative Joe Welsh and State Representative Steve Samuelson. Each guest had the opportunity to speak, addressing proper rally behavior and legal actions being discussed to address the issue of gun control, among other topics.

“The sign-making party accomplished just what it was meant to,” said Ryan Bailey, SPAC vice president of public affairs. “Joe Welsh gave the students and myself valuable insights on our rights as protesters and marching etiquette. This gives us the tools to go to D.C. and be civilly engaged without a hitch. It was also great to speak face to face with local leaders and hear how they are supporting our cause and fighting for the safety of students and the general public alike.”