March 22, 2018
This Saturday, March 24th, the children and families of March for Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC and in over 800 "sibling" marches across the country and around the world, to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.
The March, which is organized by the Parkland school shooting survivors, follows the March 14th National School Walkout, when close to one million students walked out of their classrooms for seventeen minutes - one for each of the 17 people killed at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
What You Need to Know!
The walkout, and the March, are part of a call-to-action for a comprehensive and effective bill to be immediately brought before Congress to address gun violence and school safety.
What: #MarchForOurLives Rally
When: March 24th, Saturday @12:00pm
Where: Washington, DC
Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd & 12th Streets, NW
Pedestrian Entrances: Pennsylvania Avenue & 12th Street, NW, Constitution Avenue & 7th Street, NW,
Indiana Avenue & 7th Street, NW. Vehicle Drop Off Point: 7th Street & Maryland Street, SW
Find a March Near You: Join one of the 800+ events worldwide!Speakers and Performers: In addition to Parkland student leaders (and, no doubt, some politicians), Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Common, Andra Day and Vic Mensa, among others.
Mission & Call To Action
* Ban the Sale of Assault Weapons: Of the 10 deadliest shootings over the last decade, seven involved the use of assault weapons.
* Prohibit the Sale of High-Capacity Magazines: Limiting the number of bullets a gun can discharge at one time will at least force any shooter to stop and reload, giving children a chance to escape.
* Pass Universal Background Checks: Prevent dangerous people who shouldn't be allowed to purchase firearms from buying guns online or at gun shows.
"Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard."
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