Daughter of Newtown victim to speak in Morristown on March 9, when cyclists from Sandy Hook bring gun reform message

team 26 returns to morristown with gun reform message


Maura Sherlach Schwartz, the daughter of a school psychologist killed in the 2012 massacre in Newtown, CT., will speak in Morristown when Team 26 rolls through on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

team 26 returns to morristown with gun reform messageAs we noted here last month, the cyclists will be stopping at town hall at 11 am, en route from Connecticut to Washington DC.

The bikers represent each of the 26 children and teachers slain at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.  They are taking their message of  “common-sense gun reforms” to the nation’s capital.

Maura’s late mother, Mary Sherlach, was a school psychologist who was nearing retirement when 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire.

Moms Demand Action-New Jersey is inviting anyone who cares about preventing gun violence in America to greet Maura and the cyclists in Morristown.

Monte Frank, cyclist and founder of the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington, also is scheduled to speak, along with Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty and Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill. 

Morristown Council President Rebecca Feldman, who co-founded an organization of Morris County mothers advocating for smarter gun laws, also plans to welcome the riders.  This weekend marks the second visit to Morristown by Team 26, which stopped at the Morristown Green en route to Washington in March 2013.

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  1. Thanks Samuel Adams. Thats what i’m trying to say. Nice to know someone else is thinking the same thing.

  2. It’s really considerate how everyone worrys about the 26 people who died at the school but no one gives a damn about the poor mother who was ambushed while sleeping and shot several times point blank in the head. I understand not caring about Adam but for god sakes, that poor woman deserves respect!! She still has a son thats alive and not a monster!!!

  3. Very nice cause except the cause is incomplete as there were 28, not 26 victims on that tragic day.
    Adam’s mother and Adam himself due to lack of intervention.