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Mukilteans rally for peace, social justice

Mukilteo Councilmember Riaz Khan, Snohomish County Councilmember Megan Dunn, and Mukilteo Councilmember Joe Marine led the fifth annual Peace Rally Saturday, April 10. Supporters marched from Endeavor Elementary School to Pointe of Grace Church. David Pan

Mukilteo’s fifth annual Peace Rally drew a small but passionate crowd.

Organized by the Islamic Center of Mukilteo, the rally sought to bring awareness to mental health, drug abuse, firearms safety, and social justice issues. Supporters with signs marched from Endeavor Elementary School to Pointe of Grace Church Saturday, April 10.

Councilmember Joe Marine wanted to spotlight the mental health crisis facing society, which he said is often associated with drug addiction.

A couple of decades ago the approach to mental health changed with the closing of many mental health facilities, Marine said.

“We’re just not being compassionate in allowing people to live on the streets,” he said.Marine advocated finding ways to help the mentally ill.”One of the reasons I wanted to be out here is to raise awareness of those with mental illness and to get them the help they need and not just be abandoned,” he said.Fellow Councilmember Louis Harris came out to urge society to right the wrongs of the past. A Peace Rally supporter […]

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