Three ‘March for Our Lives’ Events Scheduled Across Iowa
Following the atrocities of the school shooting that took place in Uvalde, Texas this Monday, March for Our Lives has once again scheduled a day of protests across the country. In the United States, 105 of these marches have been scheduled for June 11, 2022, thus far.
The activist website states that this as its collective mission: "Born out of a tragic school shooting, March For Our Lives is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence.
We aim to create safe and healthy communities and livelihoods where gun violence is obsolete."
The initial 'March For Our Lives took place in 2018 after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida at Stoneman Douglas High School. Per Wikipedia: "Protesters urged for universal background checks on all gun sales, raising the federal age of gun ownership and possession to 21, closing of the gun show loophole, a restoration of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, and a ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines and bump stocks in the United States. Turnout was estimated to be between 1.2 and 2 million people in the United States, making it one of the largest protests in American history."
Here are the three exact locations, times, and registration links (registrations are encouraged, but not required to participate) for the three scheduled protests in Iowa:
Iowa State Capital Grounds, 12 PM to 1 PM.
To register for the Des Moines March For Our Lives, click here.
Vander Veer Botanical Park, 11 AM to 2 PM
To register for the Davenport March For Our Lives, click here.
US District Court Clerk, 320 6th St, 11 AM to 1 PM
To register for the Sioux City March For Our Lives, click here.
If you'd like to start a march in your area, you can go to the 'Host a March' page on the organization's website.