(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, March 20, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will host a press conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on the District’s preparation for the March for Our Lives rally. The press conference will include briefings from Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham and D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Christopher Rodriguez and will focus on the District’s planning and public safety preparations for the event.
The March For Our Lives rally is scheduled to begin at noon on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 3rd Street and 12th Street on March 24, 2018. The rally, addressing gun violence in schools, will include a diverse program of student speakers, musical performances, guest speakers and video tributes from 12 pm until 3 pm.
Tuesday, March 20 at 12 pm
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Deena Katz, President, March for Our Lives
Peter Newsham, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, Director, D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)
Jeff Marootian, Director, Department of Transportation (DDOT)
Paul Wiedefeld, General Manager, WMATA
Representatives from the District of Columbia National Guard, the U.S. Park Police and the U.S. Capitol Police
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
South Pre-Function East, Third Floor
801 Mt. Vernon Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Mt. Vernon Square 7th Street-Convention Center Metro Station*
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16.