EUGENE, Ore. -- Dozens of moms spent their Mother's Day marching against gun violence.
The 14th annual Million Mom March in Eugene stepped off from EWEB Waterfront Plaza Sunday afternoon.
Before the march, Mayor Kitty Piercy and other women spoke about the need for stricter gun laws.
Betsy Steffensen helped organize Eugene’s march, and said the event gives moms the power to make a huge change in the world.
“We need to work toward world disarmament and world peace and mothers are going to lead the way by loving their children, listening to them and really trying to understand them,” said Steffensen.
Steffensen said the Million Mom March wants Oregon lawmakers to take bigger steps to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
Ceasefire Oregon helped organize the event.