March For Our Lives Riverside

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March For Our Lives is a student-organized movement that launches with a march on Washington D.C. on March 24, 2018. We need action! Students and allies across the country are organizing to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes.

There will be a sister march in downtown Riverside on the same day to support the one in our nation's capital.


Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in our classrooms or on our way home from school.

Parents have the right to send our kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.

We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that addresses the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote for the first time this November and others will join in 2020.

––– JOIN US IN SAYING ––– #NeverAgain –––

––– FAQs –––

Q ––– Who should come to this event? Is it only for high school students and teachers?
A ––– Everyone is welcome, not just students and teachers and their families. This is a family friendly event, and the more people who come together and show how strongly we feel about this issue, the better our voices will be heard.

Q ––– What time should I get there?
A ––– Setup in front of the historic courthouse on Main St will start around 8 am, so plan to arrive between 9 am and 9:45 am. The rally will begin at 10 am and the march will lead off a little while after.

Q ––– Where can I park my vehicle?
A ––– Parking in downtown Riverside is free at the weekends. This includes parking structures, metered spaces along many of the streets, and parking lots. There will be lots of places to park. Here's a parking map:

Q ––– What should I bring to the march?
A ––– Protest signs, banners, flags, decorated umbrellas, anything that helps communicate the message. There are no restrictions on having your sign attached to a wooden stick so you can hold it high for all to see. The march and rally will happen rain or shine, so an umbrella might be useful too.

Q ––– How can I contact the organizers with any questions or offers of help?
A ––– Join the Facebook group and ask your questions there to get the fastest response:

Q ––– Which hashtags should I use when I share this event with my friends on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook?
A ––– #NeverAgain ––– #MarchForOurLivesRiverside ––– #MarchForOurLives

Q ––– Where can I find information on the national movement and the march in Washington DC?
A ––– The March For Our Lives website is here: and their Facebook page is here: – click on Like and Following while you are there to boost its reach. They also have a Twitter feed (@aMarch4OurLives) and an Instagram one (marchforourlives).

Q ––– I would like to get a March For Our Lives Riverside t-shirt, will you have them?
A ––– The national movement has t-shirts and sweatshirts here: and they will be adding hats, bumper stickers, and yard signs soon. Since sales from these items raise money to support the movement, we do not want to take away from that by selling different items designed for Riverside. We are a sister march, but it is all one nationwide movement with one goal, keeping our children safe in their schools, so we encourage people who want a march t-shirt to wear items obtained from this store.

Q ––– Which groups are working together to organize this march?
A1 ––– High school students from Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Corona
A2 ––– Rise Up California!
A3 ––– Indivisible 41
A4 ––– Riverside County Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence

Please join the Brady Campaign group, and if you support the goals of the other groups, join those too.


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