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"People of color can not walk to school without feeling that they're unsafe, that they may be shot, they may be robbed", said Levy's mother Nadine Sylvester. Many lawmakers have left town for two weeks, raising the prospect that any momentum from the march could fade before they return to work April 9. "When we're together marching, this is not going to be different races, different generations ― this is going to be a unified people standing together against those who are trying to ignore us".

"This trip is showing the politicians the true meaning of democracy", Stoneman Douglas student Demitri Hoth, who is traveling from Florida to Washinton, D.C. for the event, told CNN in an interview.

The voices from Parkland came at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, which was also attended by Sen.

The marches in Washington, Eugene and across the country that have been planned by students and youth "are proof that we care about these very relevant issues and are more than willing to take the lead, when the adults now running our government refuse to", Khalsa said.

"On the morning of March 14, I noticed a change in the American youth", says Jordan Sanchez, who hails from a high school in the Bronx. We will not stop until change is made.

Speeches at the Eugene event are slated to begin at 11:30 a.m.

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"We want all voices heard", Robinson said.

Federal agents and D.C. police will be deployed to provide security for the crowd, which is expected to equal the size of the Women's March a year ago and the Obama presidential inaugurations. Tim Kaine, along with several students, are scheduled to speak at the event. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St., at 10 a.m. Saturday and march across the Martin Luther King Jr.

The city suggests that drivers plan for delays on Saturday in parts of downtown; the impacted area is bordered by Fifth Avenue, Olive Street, Broadway, and Eighth Avenue to the federal courthouse, as well as the Ferry Street Bridge.

Let's make owning a gun a privilege for the person of the appropriate age, not a right.

The movement has also drawn some high profile support.

On the local march's Facebook event page, roughly 1,200 people indicated they were attending and another 2,200 people said they were interested in attending, as of Friday evening.

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