March for Our Lives

“Friday Harbor March for Our Lives” will take place Saturday, March 24th, beginning at noon. Islanders will take to the streets to demand that their lives, and safety, become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.  The demonstration here in Friday Harbor will join the estimated 821 other marches that will take place nation-wide the same day to make sure our voices are heard.

Spear-headed by freshmen Ayla Ridwan and Emma Mughal, the march will begin at the County Courthouse with introductory remarks by Mayor Farhad Ghatan followed by brief presentations from a number of students.

For those who are not registered to vote, the League of Women Voters will be present at a table on the Courthouse lawn facing Court Street to sign you up.  17-year olds who will be 18 by the time of the November election are eligible to register.

All islanders are welcome to participate! The students will lead the march with adults following closely behind.  Everyone is encouraged to wear orange, and to bring signs with a message they wish to share.

The organizers of this march, all San Juan Islanders, wish to thank Sherri and Richard Daly and Susan and Richard Grout for their support and sponsorship.

For further information and to RSVP for the march, go to the Facebook page, March for Our Lives Friday Harbor.

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 5:48 am by

Categories: Government, Health & Wellness, People, Schools
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  1. As a further note, all marchers are asked to stay on the sidewalks. The streets along the parade route will NOT be blocked off…vehicular and bike traffic will be allowed.

    For everyone’s safety the march organizers ask that we all stay on the sidewalks.

    We surely don’t want anyone hurt!

    Comment by Gay Graham on March 20, 2018 at 7:59 am

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