In the wake of the recent Parkland, Florida, mass shooting that left 17 people dead, student activists have made plans for a large-scale gun control rally in D.C.
In a communal effort to raise awareness of the gun control issue, thousands will flood the streets along Pennsylvania Avenue between Third and 12th streets NW at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.
D.C. is just one of many cities around the country that will be staging March for Our Lives rallies. Marches are also being held in New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco, while many other places will be holding similar “sister” marches prompted by the recent Florida gun massacre and gun violence concerns.
Not only is the rally gaining the support of communities, gun control advocates, and gun violence victims and their families, but also large companies such as Lyft Ride Service. In fact, Lyft is offering free rides to attendees of the March for Our Lives events all across the country. While Lyft has not provided a ride code or instructions on how to get a free ride, the fact was confirmed in a letter from the company to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where the shooting took place:
If you’re interested in attending the rally and showing your support, just remember that Metro is expecting more than a few train delays as many tourists will also be visiting the city for the Cherry Blossom Festival which also happens to take place on the same day. WMTA is urging both march participants and Cherry Blossom Festival visitors to purchase Smart Trip Cards online to avoid long lines at the ticketing machines.
Can’t make it to the march but still want to show your support? Visit the March for Our Lives’ website to sign a petition, make a donation, or purchase merchandise to help the cause!