EVERETT — A rally to demand stricter gun control legislation will be held Saturday in Everett.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. at the Snohomish County Courthouse plaza, followed by a march through downtown. It’s scheduled to end at 3 p.m.
The rally is part of a nationwide protest organized by the youth-led March for Our Lives organization in response to the recent mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Snohomish County Indivisible is organizing the local event. The group’s founder, Naomi Dietrich, said the goal is to get the attention of legislators and “elevate the voices of the students who are affected.” The group also led the March for Our Lives event in Everett in 2018, which had an estimated turnout of around 2,500 in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, state Rep. Emily Wicks and Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin are among the elected officials scheduled to speak Saturday.
“There’s no option not to do something,” Dietrich said.