Local "March for Our Lives" planned for LC Valley, Palouse

Local rallies planned in Lewiston and Moscow in solidarity with the March 24 national march on Washington, D.C.

On Saturday March 24, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will rally in Washington D.C. calling for immediate action to stop gun violence after 17 of their classmates were gunned down on February 14.

According to the March for Our Lives website, organizers are inviting people from across the country to join them or hold a local rally in solidarity.

On the Palouse, Moscow High School student Ari Carter is helping organize the event planned for Moscow.

"All people concerned about gun violence are invited to attend," he said in an email sent to KLEW Friday.

The rally will start at Friendship Square on Main Street and go to East City Park for a 1:30 p.m. gathering.

The event will include speakers, music, testimonials, and voter registration opportunities. Area students from the Moscow-Pullman area are expected as well as community members.

In Lewiston, the chapter of Moms Demand Action is organizing a local rally to also show solidarity with the national event.

It will be held in Brackenbury Square in downtown from 10:00 A.M. until noon.

“As a mother of four children that attend three schools in our community, I see this rally as the initiation to a conversation as to how we can keep our kids safe at school,” said event coordinator Amanda Gill in an email to KLEW this week.

“We would like to see the LC Valley become proactive and develop a plan of action rather than be reactive if an incident happens. No one thinks it will happen to them until it does; we need to start now,” she said.

Gill said speakers that reflect a diversity of organizations and perspectives will address the rally.

Moms Demand Action Lewiston chapter invites the community to attend "this peaceful show of support and concern for the safety of our children".

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