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Friday, March 2, 2018

Lyft will honor Parkland students by offering free rides to anyone going to March for Our Lives rallies

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:44 PM

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Lyft is offering free rides to people across the U.S. who want to attend "March for Our Lives" protests against gun violence on March 24.

The ride-hailing company announced Friday it was "honored to support the work" of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who organized the rally days after a gunman killed 17 of their classmates and teachers in Parkland. In a letter to students, Lyft co-founders said:
"We believe there is something seriously wrong when the threat of gun violence is so frequent and real throughout our country. And like many, we are inspired by your leadership.

We'd be honored to support your work with free Lyft rides to March For Our Lives rallies across the country on March 24 (please remember, anyone riding under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Recent tragedies have created a lot of fear and uncertainty, and as new parents those feelings have taken on new meaning. Your bravery and intelligence have provided a renewed and much needed hope for our future. We are incredibly grateful for the example you are setting.

Thank you for speaking up and showing the world that young people can drive meaningful change. We will continue using our voice and platform to encourage civic participation. Thanks for inspiring us to act."

In Orlando, the "March for Our Lives" rally will take place on March 24 at Lake Eola at noon.

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