The students intend to send a message to President Donald Trump and Congress, demanding that their politicians follow the gun laws to make the acquisition of firearms more difficult. Their goal is "to stem the epidemic of mass education that has become all too familiar," according to their mission statement.
Demetri Hoth, senior at Stoneman Douglas, spoke alongside Florida politicians and other students from DC, Chicago and Minneapolis at a Friday press conference at Capitol Hill
"I stand here today to introduce you, students and parents to To invite all of America: Let us pray with our legs, let us march together in the rhythm of justice, for I say enough is enough, "said Hoth.
March For Our Lives Friday's events included a voter registration drive, a concert, and a candlelight vigil.
A Rock the Vote event – hosted by the National Education Association and in partnership with the Brady campaign to prevent gun violence and the National Urban League – took place on Friday at 18.00
A benefit concert was scheduled at 6:30 pm to include a number of well-known artists, including Fall Out Boy, G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, Lizzo and others. At 19:00, the Washington National Cathedral hosts an interdenominational prayer vigil for those wishing to join the march.
Prior to all three events, several Parkland students met with members of Congress and former Vice President Joe Biden at private gatherings while others shared their mass shooting experience at the Newseum.
Everyone seemed to push for the same thing: more restrictive weapons laws.
"Stop being forced by the NRA," Hoth said, speaking to the congress. "I urge you to propose meaningful weapon security laws, yes, you agree to bills that advance the gun control, and sing with us to the tune of justice, never again, never again, never again."
The Washington DC The Metropolitan Police has limited the event to three entrances where attendees can attend on Saturday. The organizers expect around 30,000 people to participate in the rally on Saturday.
"The support we received is unimaginable," said Casey Sherman, a Stoneman Douglas junior and one of the main organizers. "We are really excited about this Saturday: It will be incredible, I can not even tell you how proud I am of all the work we and students have done across the country and around the world." [Shermansaidthatabout20Stoneman-DouglasstudentshadworkedtoorganizethemarchbuthesaidtherewouldbemanymoreonSaturday