44th Annual March for Life

Rally & March Info

Friday, January 27, 2017

Participants should be aware that due to heightened security concerns, all will be required to go through airport-type screening to reach the rally site. The screening stations will be on the Washington Monument grounds directly north of the Monument near 16th Street. Screening will begin at 9:00 AM. Please allow extra time to get to the rally site.

Prohibited Items that will be screened for are listed below. Surrendered items will not be returned, will not be available for pick-up.

∙ Aerosols
∙ Ammunition
∙ Animals other than service/guide animals
∙ Backpacks
∙ Bags and signs exceeding size restrictions
∙ Bicycles
∙ Balloons
∙ Coolers
∙ Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
∙ Explosives
∙ Firearms
∙ Glass, thermal, or metal containers
∙ Laser pointers
∙ Mace / Pepper spray
∙ Packages
∙ Selfie Sticks
∙ Structures
∙ Supports for signs and placards
∙ Toy guns
∙ Explosives
∙ Weapons of any kind
∙ Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards

Please wear warm, waterproof boots as the National Mall will likely be wet and muddy.

Sign up for March for Life text message alerts for last-minute updates: Text WHYWEMARCH to 99-000.

Schedule

11:45 a.m. Musical Opening with Transform DJs
12:00 p.m. Rally Program
1:00 p.m. March up Constitution Avenue to Supreme Court and Capitol Building
3:00 p.m. Silent No More testimonies outside U.S. Supreme Court
3:30 p.m. Visit your Representative or Senator to advocate for life

Speakers:

  • Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to President Trump.
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York City.
  • Benjamin Watson, Tight End for the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Director and founder of “And Then There Were None”.
  • Karyme Lozano, Mexican telenovela star.
  • Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show.
  • Bishop Vincent Mathews Jr., President at Church of God In Christ World Missions.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA).
  • Rep. Mia Love (R-UT).
  • Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).

Location

The March for Life Rally will take place at noon on the grounds of the Washington Monument, near the corner of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue. Following the Rally, the March will begin on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets at approximately 1:00 pm.

Travel Info

Please use the Metro to arrive at the Washington Monument. Recommend locations: Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, Metro Center. For metro info:
http://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/. (Check out our March for Life map — you can print off paper copies OR download the March for Life app.)

Have your metro card easily accessible, before you enter the station. Metro Stations are crowded during rush hour, and even more crowded on the March for Life, during rush hour. Keep in mind that in the Washington Metro system, you need to tap in and tap out of their faregates. One way to alleviate long lines, and avoid the frustration of fellow metro riders is to have your metro card ready, in your hand, before you enter the line for the faregate. Also you do not need to wait for the gates to close after the person in front of you walks through, just ensure you tap your card to the SmarTrip target and proceed through the gate.

Important Notes

While walking, and riding the metro in D.C. please be respectful of residents and commuters.  Let’s show the Nation’s Capital how passionate and polite and respectful pro-lifers really are!  Please read these 6 tips for riding the metro.

Do not leave trash or signs on the grounds of the National Mall, Supreme Court, or Capitol.  This is our Nation’s Capital and we should treat it with dignity and respect. If trash bins are full, please carry your trash or sign with you until you find an available trash bin.

Do not engage with counter-protesters.  Once again, please be respectful of all people and stay focused on the cause of promoting and celebrating life, lovingly, prayerfully, and graciously.

Interactive March Route Map

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2016 map screenshot

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