Lyft offering free rides to those attending March For Our Lives
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Ride-hailing company Lyft will provide free rides to students taking part in the March For Our Lives protest against gun violence later this month, which was organized by survivors of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting.

"We want to send you a note of condolences, thanks, and solidarity," Lyft's co-founders wrote to students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 

The flagship March For Our Lives will be held in Washington, D.C., on March 24. Corresponding rallies are being set up across the country.

The company said it would be "honored to support your work with free Lyft rides" to any of the events.

March For Our Lives is "led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar," its website says. 


"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," Lyft said, praising the students for their efforts to "drive meaningful change" on the debate. 

The main event, which has received financial support from Oprah Winfrey and George and Amal Clooney, will culminate in a rally outside the White House. 

Several students from the Florida high school have been featured on national media outlets for their calls for legislative action, while efforts to pass new gun laws appeared to have stalled in Congress just weeks after the Feb. 14 shooting that left 17 dead.