150,000 People at the March for Our Lives in New York City
"I believe the children are our future."
- Whitney Houston. But also Me, every time I walked past a kid at this march.
civic engagement is amazing
Regardless of where you stand politically, I hope you can agree that civic engagement is amazing. It is wonderful when a mass of people organizes to stand up for what they believe in. I’m talking about a participatory democracy!!!!
Attending The March For Our Lives in New York City felt like a historic moment. Witnessing teens, parents, kids, senior citizens and twenty-somethings unite in a common cause was electrifying. It didn’t hurt that Saturday March 24th was one of the sunniest days this month. I like to think Mother Nature is on the right side of history.
One of my favorite aspects of the March for Our Lives was that it was used as an opportunity for voter registration. Volunteers were stationed at key points along the march with registration materials targeting teens who will be soon be eligible to vote for the first time. As I said, I believe the CHILDREN are our FUTURE. May we teach them well.
March for our lives directions
The main entrance to the March was at 86th street and Central Park West. It continued down Central Park West until Columbus Circle and then diverted to 6th Avenue and continued until 48th street. I joined the line at 86th street around 1:15pm and didn't end until around 3pm. It took so long because the streets were so crowded. 150,000 people.