From a press release:
“Before the March for Our Lives takes place tomorrow at noon, the Rally for DC Lives will give a platform to seven DC students ages 12 to 18 to share their experiences around gun violence and what needs to happen next.
They will be joined by Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, members of the DC Council, and Attorney General Karl Racine in calling for an end to gun violence and an end to congressional interference in DC’s locally passed gun laws.
Rally for DC Lives
Where: Folger Park (3rd and D St., SE)
When: 9-10 am, Saturday March 24
Who: Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Council Chair Phil Mendelson, Councilmember Charles Allen, and student speakers from Wards 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8
Why: Rally with your neighbors, hear from DC’s youth about gun violence, learn from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton about congressional efforts to interfere with DC’s gun laws, and head to the national March for Our Lives as a group.
Here’s the proposed walking route we’ll take at 10 am. We will head for the entrance at 7th and Constitution, NW.
The rally is organized in partnership by Mayor Bowser, the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety on behalf of the full DC Council, and Moms Demand Action DC, with support from Black Women for Positive Change, Unite the Hill, Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute, Serve Your City, Incubate, Mikva Challenge DC, and Omega Psi-Phi Fraternity.”