Rally planned to send off marchers to Hartford
Updated 12:52 pm, Thursday, March 22, 2018
FAIRFIELD — For those who support Saturday’s March For Our Lives but can’t make it to Hartford, New York City or Washington, D.C., local resident Michele Hobart has come up with an alternative.
With buses to Hartford leaving from the Mill Plain Road commuter lot, Hobart decided to organize a rally for those who can’t take part in one of the marches.
Hobart initially contemplated organizing a march in Fairfield, but said after working with local leaders, it was decided that being part of the march at the state capital was more of a priority. Instead, Hobart decided to stage a rally to see the buses off to Hartford.
“I’m hoping it all works out that people who can’t make it up to Hartford will come out and support the cause,” Hobart said. She said some groups are making signs, but just what shape the rally would take was a “bit up in the air.”
There will be a sign making party Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road. Participants are asked to bring their own sign-making supplies, but snacks will be provided.
The Fairfield League of Women Voters will be taking part in the Hartford march, in support of the Connecticut League of Women Voters efforts to register new voters.
The rally will start at 10 a.m., and the buses for Hartford will leave an hour later.