Rally for DC Lives
Last night, Jaelynn Willey, one the students shot at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday, was taken off of life support. She was 16 years old.
The effect of guns infiltrating schools across the country is devastating, but youth and families are not just being affected by guns at school. The District knows this far too well. Lives are being lost to preventable gun violence in every quadrant of the city.
That’s why I’m joining District students and residents tomorrow at the Rally for DC Lives before walking to the March for Our Lives. I hope you will join us to support the city’s youth, help preserve our strong gun safety laws, and call for stronger gun control in our region and across the country.
Here’s how you can participate:
When: Saturday, March 24, from 9:00-10:00am
Where: Folger Park (3rd and D St., SE)
Details: Students from across the District, joined by Moms Demand Action DC, gun safety advocates, and elected officials, are rallying to call on Congress to enact stronger laws to save lives. We will walk together to the March for Our Lives at 10:00am – rain or shine. A preview of the walking route is here.
You can find information about street closures here and the full March for Our Lives Rally details here.
If you can’t attend on Saturday, I hope you will find other ways to advocate and be part of this conversation. We need every voice to create change and keep illegal guns off the street.
See you soon.