The DC march is set to start Saturday afternoon at the Washington Monument, where rallygoers will hear from a slate of speakers pushing for action on gun violence. Rallies are also scheduled in states across the country Saturday.
The marches come alongside a renewed push in Congress for gun control. Lawmakers have been facing intense pressure to act in the wake of the recent mass shootings, and at least 10 Republicans need to vote with Democrats in order to clear the 60-vote threshold to break a filibuster and pass legislation.
“I think we will put together a package that will get more than 10 Republican votes,” he told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day” on Thursday.
“To the leaders, skeptics and cynics who told us to sit down, stay silent and wait for your turn, welcome to the revolution,” then-Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky told the crowd in Washington at the time.
“Either represent the people or get out. Stand for us or beware.”