March for Our Lives Returns to D.C. Saturday

March for Our Lives will return to Washington, D.C. Saturday, June 11 to hold a march in support of gun control legislation. 

The youth-led organization will meet at the Washington Monument from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., according to a permit approved by the National Mall. 

In addition to Washington D.C., the organization is also hosting more than 450 marches in at least 45 states and around the globe, according to March for Our Lives. 

“After countless mass shootings and instances of gun violence in our communities, it’s time to take back to the streets and march for our lives,” the website wrote. 

Before the D.C. march, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8) and Maryland Delegate Jared Solomon (D-18) will join for a rally at the Wheaton Business District Pavilion at 9:45 a.m. amongst other local elected leaders, organizations, survivors and student organizers, according to a Tweet by Solomon.

The marches this weekend come after the recent influx of mass shootings across the country, including the deadly shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York. 

In response to the violence, lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to raise the age of semi-automatic weapon purchases from 18 to 21 under the “Protect Our Kids Act.”

Maryland Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-04), the lead sponsor of part of the act, showed support for the legislation. 

“These weapons have no place in our neighborhoods, let alone, in the hands of an 18-year-old,” Brown said in a statement.


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