March for our Lives, a nationwide protest against gun violence, has planned a March for Saturday, March 24th. The main March will take place in Washington, D.C. with supporters planning sister marches in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and other cities.
Here are a few photo’s posted on Twitter + Instagram from the March that caught our eye.
Below ~ planning for the event.
NYC – March for Our Lives will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 10am-5pm, entering the march at West 72nd Street and Central Park West and marching south.
Or you can ~ Get on the Bus ~ with Street Corner Resources, heading to Washington D.C. (information below)
Here is an update on the NYC March:
The NYC March For Our Lives will kick off with a rally at 11 a.m. near Columbus Circle, organizers said. The rally will span 13 blocks along Central Park West to the entry point at West 72nd Street. Participants are advised to be there by 10 a.m.
Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, a teacher from Sandy Hook and a local survivor of gun violence are slated to speak at the hourlong rally, organizers said. Around 200 volunteers will be stationed at voter registration booths throughout it.
The rally will end at around noon, when the march begins.
Lending a hand to March for Our Lives is the high-end brand, Gucci, donating $500,000 to the March for Our Lives rally for gun control, who is marching in Washington D.C. in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety.
“We stand with March for Our Lives and the fearless students across the country who demand that their lives and safety become a priority. We have all been directly or indirectly impacted by these senseless tragedies,” the brand stated in a release. Creative director Alessandro Michele later added: “I am truly moved by the courage of these students. My love is with them and it will be next to them on March 24. I am standing with March for Our Lives and the strong young women and men across the United States who are fighting for their generation and those to come.”
The Gucci donation comes on the heals of the announcement that Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, and George and Amal Clooney made sizable donations to March for Our Lives. But is celeb help a good thing? Some teens behind the March aren’t so sure. As of this date, according to Business Insider, an anti-NRA movement is calling for the boycott of 19 companies – and it might be working. The Daily Kos reports that a number of companies have already severed ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), and several businesses with ties to the NRA are shedding those ties. The companies range all across the board from banking to travel to insurance and technology companies. As of this date, responding to the hashtag #boycottNRA, companies ending their relationship with the NRA are: First National Bank of Omaha, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Allied Van Lines, North American Van Lines, Avis Budget Group, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise, National, MetLife, and Chubb. Technology companies include TrueCar, SimpliSafe, and Symantec ~ and the list is growing.
Joining the NYC March, Moms Demand Action NYC
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