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Lyft offers free rides to March For Our Lives rallies

Lyft offers free rides to March For Our Lives rallies
From Mashable - March 2, 2018

The deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month is not fading from the public eyeinstead the students who survived the massacre are keeping the national conversation about gun violence and gun control going with rallies planned across the country later this month.

Large crowds are expected at the March 24 March For Our Lives rallies in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, so Lyft is offering free rides. The ride-hailing company's cofounders, John Zimmer and Logan Green, posted a letter on the rally organizer's Twitter Friday explaining why they support the students.

In the letter, the cofounders said "there is something seriously wrong when the threat of gun violence is so frequent and real throughout our country." They praised the students for their "bravery and intelligence" and inspiring the company to "continue using our voice and platform to encourage civic participation."

A Lyft spokesperson said the ride-hailing app is working with the rally organizers and Everytown for Gun Safetyanother gun control advocacy group supporting the students' efforts.

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