Young Voter

9th Annual Put the Guns Down Festival Takes on Gun Violence in Milwaukee

On Sunday, September 1,, the Wisconsin chapter of the League of Young Voters will hold its annual “Put the Guns Down Festival” at King Park (1531 W Vliet Avenue).

Text RSVP to 69866 for more details.

With 23 shootings in Milwaukee in the first week in August, the League is organizing to decrease gun violence in the city. The event will welcome residents of the city of Milwaukee to attend a day of family-friendly fun with local artists, food, recreation area for kids to play and PEACE.

Put the Guns Down Festival Poster

“We are bringing hope back to our communities while providing free food, school supplies, and an amazing performance and video shoot by Milwaukee’s own Ray Nitti,” executive director, Rob “Biko” Baker said.

In addition to Ray Nitti, Former Bucks cheerleader, Destiny Love will teach attendees choreographed steps to be featured in the remix to Ray Nitti’s hit song “Lights Down Low.”

The day will kick off with a parade at 11:00 a.m., followed by the main festival from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.. After the main festival, Ray Nitti, will perform and shoot the video for his hit song “Lights Down Low” and the festival will conclude with a dance party.

Text RSVP to 69866 for more details.

The League of Young Voters empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League meets young people where they are, works on issues that affect their lives, and provides them with tools, training, and support to become serious catalysts for change. For more information, please visit youngvoter.