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2020 We Are The Majority Rally

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Genoa Park

303 West Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215

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Every day, teens are bombarded with messages telling them what to do, how to look, and who to be with. These messages are found wherever kids turn—on television shows, on the news, on social media, and in video games. These messages often depict teens using drugs and engaging in other unhealthy behaviors. The reality, however, is that the majority of teens do not use drugs. Instead, they're leading their peers in preventing substance misuse and promoting mental health wellness by getting involved in youth-led prevention.

The We Are The Majority Rally was created to counter the false perception that most young people use drugs. It lets teens know that they're not alone when they decide not to use drugs. Since the rally began in 2011, more than 14,000 teens have marched in it.

This year's WATM Rally will take place on May 5th and will feature performances from Columbus' own Pray For Sleep.

The WATM Rally is an event of the Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network. OYLPN empowers youth to prevent drug misuse and promote mental health wellness among Ohio teens. OYLPN is a network of Prevention Action Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to leading healthy communities in the prevention of substance misuse and the promotion of mental health wellness.




Agenda

8:00 a.m. – Registration opens

9:00 a.m. Rally Begins

11:00 a.m. Lunch

11:30 a.m. March to the Statehouse

1:00 p.m. Dismissal




FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Reserved parking for buses and vans will be on Washington Avenue and supervised by National Guard members. Parking for single vehicles is up to the individual driver.

Will there be transportation assistance?

Transportation stipends will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stipends are available for buses, vans, and single cars for both mileage and parking fees. Click here to download the WATM Rally Travel Reimbursement Award form.

How do the tickets work?

A ticket is needed for every adult and youth that will be attending. You may reserve up to 100 tickets at once.

What information do I need to have to get tickets?

Information for each attendee is not needed for each attendee, only for the main contact/adult leader for the group. You will need to know how many total tickets you need to reserve, and how many of each t-shirt size your group will need.

Can I change my information or t-shirt needs after I've completed registration?

No, changes to your information or t-shirt requests cannot be changed once you've registered. If you find that your t-shirt needs have changed the day of the rally, there will be a t-shirt swap station where you can exchange shirts for the appropriate size.

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