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March for Our Lives rally in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- A group of community members will host a local rally on Saturday to demand gun reform.

The event is one of hundreds planned around the nation on Saturday and will be held in conjunction with the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.

Organizers are calling on lawmakers to pass common-sense gun safety legislation to protect students and others.

"I want to be able to go to school without the fear that I might not make it back home" said Alexis Jones, co-organizer for the Carbondale march. "That's why this march is so important; to show our politicians that now is the time to act." 

The Carbondale march will take place on Saturday, March 24. It will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m at the Carbondale Pavilion.

Another march will be held at 1 p.m. in Calvert City, KY at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. 

For more information about sibling marches, visit

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