Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students.
We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.
March for Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to act to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March for Our Lives believes the time is now.
On March 24, the kids and families of March for Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March for Our Lives movement will be heard.
School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March for Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.
Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.
Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death.
Indivisible Rapid City, Black Hills State College Democrats, Queer South Dakota and Central High School GSA are sponsoring a sister march to the nation-wide March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, 2018. We invited everyone who supports our mission of #NotOneMore and #NeverAgain to please join us in a march in downtown Rapid City and a rally of students and student speakers at Main Street Square.
We will stage for the march on the brick walkway between the downtown parking garage and the Shoppes at Main Street Square building at 11:15 AM and the march will begin at 11:30 AM. We will march a six-block area utilizing sidewalks and end at Main Street Square for the speakers.
During the march we will be utilizing the pedestrian crosswalks with volunteer crossing guards. The crossing guards will be wearing brightly colored vests and holding stop signs (Thank you RCPD!). Please follow their directions during the march.
For those who are unable or do not wish to march you are more than welcome to meet us at Main Street Square for the rally. Please bring a chair as we are not sure how many will be in the square for public use. We will have a person at the square to answer questions or address any concerns during the march.
For the safety of all and to have a smooth event we do ask that all participants follow the participation guidelines below.
1. Be respectful to others even if you disagree with them. If there are counter protesters it is best to not engage with them. They are utilizing their First Amendment rights just like we are. If you are concerned about anything, please contact the RCPD dispatch at 394-4134 or an on-site police officer.
2. Faces must not be covered with masks or cloth while participating in the event.
3. Avoid using vulgar words on signs. If you must, leave some letters out so that young children cannot make the word out. Example: P***Y, B***CH, etc.
4. Follow local laws i.e. don’t block traffic, stay off private property if you don’t have permission to be there, don’t block access to businesses, etc. When crossing the streets please make sure that you cross only in the designated crosswalk and do not linger in the road or crosswalk.
5. Absolutely no violence or threats of any kind of violence at any time.
Please remember to thank our local law enforcement during and at the end of any event. They are there to protect us all. Thank you!
None of the local organizing groups are selling merchandise for this march but the national organizers are. Merchandise can be viewed and purchased here https://represent.com/