"Step Forward for Orphans" March: May 17 - A Watershed Day

Sunday, May 19, 2013

On Friday, over 500 adults and children gathered at the Washington Monument and marched to the Capitol. Those that marched came from 37 states, and included and represented children from over 20 countries. In a broader sense, we represented children from every country in the world.

We marched, chanted, carried signs, captured media attention, and tried to be a very loud voice for those without a voice – the world’s orphans.

The march was a culmination of 2 days of meetings with Congressional leaders (over 75 meetings). And it was the culmination of the 62-city “Stuck” film tour.

But “culmination” is the wrong word. Craig Juntunen, founder of Both Ends Burning and executive producer of “Stuck” told everyone there: “Today marks the beginning of the UNSTUCK movement!”

We’re just getting started and we’re not going away.

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