Three planned “March for Our Lives” demonstrations next month in west Kentucky are merging together.
The march coincides with a national rally on March 24 to advocate for stricter gun regulations in the wake of gun violence and mass school shootings. Organizer Shannon Dowd Jacobs said the marches that had been planned in McCracken and Calloway counties are instead uniting with the one in Marshall County. She said the merger is to support the families and students affected by the high school shooting there last month.
“There’s a lot of high school students that are really passionate about this march,” Dowd Jacobs said. “Family and parents are behind them so we’re trying to support them and support each other.”
The marches are on the same day as the national “March For Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C., that will include students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a shooting recently occurred. Dowd Jacobs said the Marshall County ‘March For Our Lives’ will start at 1 p.m. at Mike Miller Park.