Dear Bus Riders,
Thank you for joining us for the March For Our Lives! Here is an update on the plans for the bus. Over the weekend, the March organizers changed the start time. It is now a 2 mile March, starting at the Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and going to the Common. We are planning to leave Lexington High School (Worthen Street side) at 8:30 am. We will board the bus at 3 pm, at the corner of Charles and Beacon. It is a long day, and we thought it best to leave at 3 rather than the suggested 4:30-5 pm. The buses may not be able to leave at 3 pm due to the crowds, but I’m sure that we will be happy to have a warm place to sit while we wait to leave. We will have water and some snacks on the bus for our return (please no nuts on the bus). Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes! It is going to be 41 and overcast, so I think it will be manageable.
· March gathering 9-10 am
· March starts at 11 am
· Common opens at 12 pm
· Official Rally starts at 2 pm
Do bring: snacks, medicine, water, power bank, cash, and id
Do not bring: large backpack, signs on sticks, masks, pets, alcohol, clothing/signs with hate speech, lighters
We ask you all to review this informational packet from the organizers that covers what to bring, what not to bring, what we will be doing and actions you can take beyond the March.
We will be sorting you into 2 buses. We will keep all groups together and will try and put people together with your friends. Look for an email tomorrow with your bus assignments and contact information for your bus captains.
On the day of the march, we will check you into the bus before we depart. We need the group leads to stay with their groups since we don’t have contact info for you all. We will give you a handout with the bus route, the bus captains names and phone numbers and our meeting spots. I will set up a groupme group text for us, and you will get a message the night before the march.
If for some reason you decide not to come back to the bus, please try and text your captain (your phone will probably work at the beginning and the end of the day when the crowds are thinner—remember that when you don’t have signal you battery will go fast, consider putting it on airplane mode for a period).
Teresa, Devesh, Ragini, Jessie