On March 24, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined more than 150 students from five Bronx high schools in the early morning as they boarded buses to participate in the “March for Our Lives” against gun violence in Washington, D.C.
Borough President Diaz was able to secure charter buses for the students, who come from DreamYard Preparatory High School, The DreamYard Art Center, The Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, Cornerstone Academy for Social Action and The Pelham Academy for Academics and Community Engagement, to attend the rally. The students gathered in front of The Bronx County Building on the Grand Concourse in the cold to make the 6:00 a.m. trip.
“The youth of our borough, our city and our nation are leading the way. They are sending a strong message to the National Rifle Association and their enablers in Washington that enough is enough,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.“I am especially proud that so many students from The Bronx are standing up today to make their voices heard loud and clear for the future of our nation and demanding an end to gun violence.”
CAPTION—Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. stands with students as they display their homemade signs and prepare to depart for the “March for Our Lives” against gun violence in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 24, 2018.