Assembly Starts at 12 noon at Folger Park on 2nd Street SE
Rally Begins at 1 pm at NRA lobbying HQ on the 400 block of 1st Street SE
On the day before the anniversary of the I Have a Dream speech, join Reverend Al Sharpton, Founder and President, National Action Network; Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Martin Luther King, III and more than two dozen allies as we call for an America with dramatically fewer guns, dramatically harder to get.
The rally, held on August 27, will give participants the opportunity to speak to media in one of the settings that matters most: on the doorstep of the powerful Washington special interest that has facilitated the deaths of many thousands of our fellow citizens. Enough.
We invite you to RALLY WITH US and the chorus so we speak with one, powerful voice for a safer nation.
Starting the following day, August 28, we will kick off 72 days of direct action against the gun lobby – a sustained drumbeat through Election Day 2016. We intend to keep the message – and hope – alive until the day Americans vote.
Get on the Bus for the Unity Rally in DC
The American Federation of Teachers will be providing a bus from Philadelphia to the National Action Network’s Unity Rally in Washington, DC on Saturday, August 27The bus will be leaving from Parkway Center City High School at 8:45 a.m., and return to Philly around 6 p.m.
WHAT: Bus to Unity Rally in DC
WHEN: Saturday, August 27 | Arrive by 8:30 a.m. | Return to Philly around 6 p.m.
WHERE: Parkway Center City High School, 540 N. 13th Street (1/2 block north of Spring Garden Street) PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE