Make a Plan
- Be ready to walk long distances and bring water with you to keep hydrated.
- Crowds will be large - be prepared to be on your feet for several hours.
- Charge your cell phone and consider bringing a portable charger. Cell phone coverage may be spotty due to high demand, use text messages to send critical messages.
- If you are traveling with a group, select a prearranged meeting spot, like your hotel, an easily recognizable landmark, or a bus stop, in case your group is separated.
- Locate bathrooms, first aid tents and a place to get warm in the event of cold weather.
- Call 911 in an emergency and 311 for reunification services.
- If you are on medication, bring enough medicine for the duration of your visit to DC. You will likely be away from your lodging accommodations for many hours and should carry necessary medications (Talk with your doctors about how to access medical records when away from home in case an emergency occurs and records are needed).
March weather in Washington, DC is variable. Wearing several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing is better than wearing one layer of clothing. Consider the weather forecast when choosing clothes and shoes for your trip to Washington, DC. Weather forecasts are available from the National Weather Service website and Twitter account @NWS_BaltWash
There will be ASL Interpreters located at RFK Stadium, Eastern High School and the medical tents located at:
- 4th Street NW at Round-About
- Constitution Ave NW (between C St NW & Indiana Ave NW)
- 9th Street at West Curb Lane (w/Fire Lane to the East)
- 10th Street at West Curb Lane (south of traffic light)
- Service dogs are permitted at the March For Our Lives demonstration.
- Click here for street closures associated with March For Our Lives
Reunification Services and Temporary Shelter from Inclement Weather
Crowds for this event will be large. Make a plan for your family and friends in the event you are separated. Reunification services and temporary relief from inclement weather conditions will be available on Saturday, March 24 at:
- RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol Street, SE) from 6 a.m. to midnight; and
- Eastern Senior High School (1700 East Capitol Street, NE) from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the event that you are separated from your group during the event, please visit the nearest medical aid station and staff will assist you. If you need additional assistance with reunification, call 311.
Firearms in DC
The open carrying of firearms is prohibited in the District of Columbia. To carry a concealed firearm within Washington, DC, you must have a Washington, DC issued concealed carry permit and be in compliance with all applicable requirements, restriction, and prohibitions under the law. There is no reciprocity with other validly issued out of District permits. Even with a valid Washington, DC issued permit, a permit holder is still prohibited from carrying in certain designated areas including, but not limited to, demonstrations, federal buildings, the National Mall, the White House complex, the US Capitol grounds and gatherings or special events open to the public, such as the March For Our Lives demonstration.
Demonstrations or Gatherings
- The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) views the protection of First Amendment rights as one of the most important responsibilities of the department. To ensure a safe and smooth March For Our Lives experience, MPD encourages you to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations, including permitting requirements, for any demonstrations or gatherings.
- The US National Park Police manages First Amendment rights on the National Mall and other federal property.