Maryland students organizing network of host families for DC march for gun control

Students at a high school in Maryland are organizing a network of host families for those coming to Washington, D.C., next month for the pro-gun control “March for Our Lives.”

Students at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda are organizing rooms for out-of-town students looking for a place to stay the night before and of the March 24 event, according to a flier posted on Twitter.

The flier was shared by a student who attends Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a gunman earlier this month opened fire, killing 17 people.

The Facebook page for the group organizing the effort links to Google forms where families can sign up to host and students can indicate what nights they need hosting.

Students who survived the shooting helped organize the march next month in the nation’s capital calling for stricter gun-control measures.


Organizers are expecting hundreds of thousands of people will attend.

Since the march was first announced, celebrities — including George and Amal Clooney and Oprah Winfrey — have praised the students and pledged money to support the event.

Stoneman Douglas students have become vocal advocates for gun control in recent weeks, demanding that lawmakers act to prevent another school shooting.

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