X Gonzalez, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, National Education Association President Becky Pringle, Congresswoman Cori Bush and Buffalo Community Members Among Speakers Announced for March For Our Lives Rally this Saturday
Teachers, Students, and Gun Violence Survivors to Join Rally at the Washington Monument on June 11 Following Week of Action on Capitol Hill Demanding Action on Gun Violence
Additional Speakers and Special Guests To Be Announced In Coming Days
Washington, D.C. — Today, March For Our Lives announced an initial list of speakers for the June 11 rally in Washington, D.C. The event, which will begin at 12:00PM E.T. and take place on the Washington Monument, will include survivors of gun violence, March For Our Lives leaders, and teachers. Speakers include:
David Hogg, March For Our Lives Co-Founder and Parkland Survivor
X Gonzalez, March For Our Lives Co-Founder and Parkland Survivor
Trevon Bosley, Gun violence survivor and March For Our Lives Board Member
RuQuan Brown, Gun violence survivor and activist with March For Our Lives
U.S. Representative Cori Bush, (D-MO-01)
Becky Pringle, National Education Association President
Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers President
Yolanda King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr.
Garnell Whitfield, son of Tops Supermarket shooting victim and former Commissioner of the Buffalo Fire Department
Reverend Denise Walden-Glenn, mother of 12 and executive servant leader for VOICE, a social activism group in Buffalo
“This Saturday we are marching again because change can no longer wait. We need the Senate to take action now so that we can put an end to the wave of senseless gun violence taking place in our country,” said Trevon Bosley, March For Our Lives Board Member. “Our message to senators is simple: stop prioritizing the gun lobby and do your job. We will no longer allow you to sit back while people continue to die.”
March For Our Lives will release additional details, such as guest appearances and performances, in the coming days.
Students from March for Our Lives have organized meetings all week with senators who have voiced a commitment to passing common sense solutions to reduce gun violence. While the meetings with senators have been productive, students across the country continue to apply pressure as senators deliberate gun reforms.
About the June 11 March
The recent horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas has again proven that the nation’s gun violence epidemic leaves no one – not even young children – safe from gun violence. In response to this and the countless other tragedies that happen as the result of gun violence across the United States every year, March For Our Lives is organizing nationwide marches, just as we did in 2018.
The Washington D.C. event will be held so that marchers will deliver a single message to national political leaders: “You are killing us with your inaction.”
Anyone interested in participating in one of the planned nationwide Marches can find more details about their local event here.