After the Women’s March they got 970 cards!!
From Miriam’s Kitchen:
“Attending this Saturday’s March for Our Lives? Are you visiting Washington, D.C. from out of town? If you don’t want to keep your Metro SmartTrip card after your visit — don’t throw it away! Mail your card to Miriam’s Kitchen to help individuals experiencing homelessness. The cards cost $2 each (not including subway or bus fare) and can make a big difference for someone trying to get to a medical appointment, to a shelter, or to get a warm meal. It’s helpful to put a post-it note on the card indicating the fare balance.
Send directly to Miriam’s Kitchen:
Attn: Brenda Segal
2401 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037”
The crowds were incredible but the closeups are just as powerful.
701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Thanks to DogMama for sending this shot around 11:30am of Andrés personally participating in Food For Our Lives.
“On March 24, those around the country will join March for Our Lives demonstrations to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. This movement has been led by student organizers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which less than a month and a half ago was the site of one of the nation’s deadliest school massacres.
Earlier this month, Lyft Co-Founders John Zimmer and Logan Green shared their support for the civic engagement these students have inspired by offering free Lyft rides to marches around the country.
“Your bravery and intelligence have provided a renewed and much needed hope for our future. We are incredibly grateful for the example you are setting,” they wrote in a letter to the students.
If you are attending a March for Our Lives event in one of the 50 cities identified below, we want to help you get there with a free Lyft ride. We’ve partnered with the March For Our Lives organizers to ensure that our commitment of up to $1.5 million in free rides will have the most impact on their efforts — and yours.
How it will work:
- If you are attending one of the 50 marches listed below, claim your free ride by RSVPing to the rally at www.marchforourlives.com/events.
- On Friday, March 23, ride codes will be distributed to those who have RSVP’d through www.marchforourlives.com/events.
- If you aren’t able to RSVP, ride codes to these marches will be available at www.lyft.com/MFOL starting Saturday morning.
- Once you have received a code, enter it in the ‘promos’ tab of your Lyft app.
Important reminders: (more…)
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Bowser today hosted a press conference on the District’s preparation for Saturday’s March For Our Lives rally. March For Our Lives, which will address gun violence in schools and include a diverse program of student speakers, musical performances, guest speakers and video tributes, is scheduled to take place on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 3rd Street and 12th Street. The event will start at noon and go until 3:00 p.m.
“We’re going to have thousands of visitors in our city on Saturday and many of these visitors are going to be young people. Our number one priority is keeping every person in our city safe,” said Mayor Bowser. “As the young people from Parkland, Florida have been preparing for March For Our Lives, the District has been preparing to keep our residents and visitors safe.”
To prepare for Saturday, District agencies have created a comprehensive public safety response, a comprehensive reunification plan to ensure individuals separated from their travel groups can be reunited, and a coordinated District response to ensure residents continue to receive services as scheduled. The District has also created a website, marchforourlives.dc.gov, for residents and visitors to look up information regarding street closures, public transportation, hotels, reunification services, and bus permitting. Additionally, March For Our Lives attendees are encouraged attendees to sign up for free text alerts from the District on safety, weather, traffic, and transit by texting “MARCH24” to 888-777.
Chief of Police Peter Newsham emphasized the impact of the potential crowd size, “We encourage visitors and participants to utilize one of the many public transportation options available but also plan for an extended travel time due to the crowd size and closures.”
DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Dr. Chris Rodriguez shared that the District’s Emergency Operations Center will be fully staffed with representatives from District response agencies, federal partners, and representatives from non-government organizations, such as the Red Cross, DC Water, PEPCO, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The DC National Guard will provide support with crowd control and other security measures.
A comprehensive list of updates can be found below. (more…)
701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
From a press release:
“WHAT: Chef José Andrés and various Washington, DC-area restaurants are banding together through an initiative Andrés has dubbed #FoodForOurLives (http://www.FoodForOurLives.com), offering free meals and discounted offerings for any student under the age of 18 with a valid ID, while supplies last. #FoodForOurLives proudly stands with the students who have come to make their voices heard against gun violence.
- ThinkFoodLab – 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, DC
- The Pig – 1320 14th St NW, DC
- The Bird – 1337 11th St NW, DC
Students under the age of 18 with a valid ID will be eligible to receive a 50% discount on their meals from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the following locations: (more…)