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Key events leading up to "March For Our Lives"

Key events leading up to

Calderon and other Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors attended a #NeverAgain - as their movement is known - rally this week at Washington's Thurgood Marshall Academy, where two students were killed in separate neighborhood shootings during the previous year. Among them are freshman Alyson Moriarty and Allison Fry, who've been involved in local marches.

Mei-Ling Ho-Shing, 17, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was inspired March 23, 2017, by quotations on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, monument in Washington.

Students and community members in San Diego County plan to march for gun control this weekend as part of a nationwide "March for Our Lives".

She said "we're students".

She recalled how much energy there is at the marches, especially in D.C., and she thought the gun control rally would be a great experience for her 12-year-old daughter. Organizers say they know it's been tried before.

The number of marchers in Boston will be lower than the Women's March, which drew more than 170,000 people protesting the inauguration of President Donald Trump, according to the mayor.

Marshall County March for Our Lives will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park in Calvert City. They frequently appear on TV news programs urging lawmakers to pass new gun control measures, were featured on the cover of Time magazine this week, and have drawn tens of thousands of followers to their social media accounts.

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"The symbolism of going to Washington, D.C., the seat of power, of political power is significant", Ingersoll said. "We feel like kids aren't really safe in school and sometimes I don't even feel safe in school", said Rios. "So I think we're taking the standard precautions", BPD spokeswoman Rachel McGuire said.

He's pledging more than $3 million to register young people to vote in this state. Another is the Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence, co-funded by former Arizona House Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in 2011.

"Parkland was more of a call to action for me".

"We as older people need to support these young people".

With markers in hand, they were creating signs for Saturday's march - a lot of them with messages directed at Congress.

"When we stand united, that's when things happen, that's historically how things change in America for the better", Capella graduate student Denise Hooks said.



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