Some news about tomorrow’s big anti-gun marches:
Many of the Democrats who’ve been urging stricter gun control legislation will join throngs of students Saturday as they gather in Washington and elsewhere for the “March for Our Lives” demonstration. The event is expected to the biggest yet in a string of rallies and protests nationwide since a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, last month. The shooting sparked an unprecedented wave of student-led activism calling for more gun control and school safety measures.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will also remain in Washington for the event Saturday, as well as dozens of other House Democrats, and several more will take part in events in their districts, according to her office. Pelosi encouraged members to wear orange at the rally — a color affiliated with gun violence activism — and change their social media profile photos to show the text #NeverAgain and #EndViolence.
If you live in New York City:
The event will begin with a rally at Central Park West and 72nd Street at 11 a.m., though the organizers ask the participants arrive by 10 a.m. to prepare. It’ll then travel along Central Park West, across Central Park South to Sixth Avenue, and then turn south at Sixth to 43rd Street.
The rally is conveniently located off of the 1/2/3 and A/C lines, with 72nd Street being the best stop to exit. It’s going to be chilly on Saturday—45 degrees, but clear—so bundle up if you plan on heading out. If you’re going to bring a sign, note that it can’t use metal or wood.
Search the March For Our Lives site for information about the dozens of other rallies across the nation.