Post by Paco Tolson.
You’re coming? AWESOME! We’ve put together a handy list of things to bring before you head out the door. The countdown below!
Stay hydrated kids! There will be singing and call-and-response chanting, and your throat will need a lot of love that day. Depending on how long you’re out of the house, babies and toddlers will need extra milk, too. Nom nom nom.
This may seem like a given, but you’ll want comfortable, closed-toe shoes for this. If they glow, all the better!
8. SUN PROTECTION
Parents are always like, “Put on sunscreen!” Well, you should. Radiation is actually worse when it’s not sunny out, so lather it up and bring a hat for good measure. (Umbrella also a smart move, just chuck it in a bag.)
Don’t get hangry—get your parents to pack something simple like granola bars, fruit, or packaged snacks. And remember to share! If someone near you obviously needs something you can offer them a pick-me-up.
5. PHONE NUMBERS
Let’s be real—nobody knows the phone numbers of the people they text all the time. So, it’s important to be prepared in case you get separated from your parents. Write your own name and important numbers so someone can quickly help you reconnect with your people.
4. CELLPHONE AND CHARGER
Taking pics of signs, shooting video of the speakers at the rally, and coordinating with friends drains cellphone batteries quick. Charge up ahead of time and bring a backup if you have one.
Backpack kid for the win! The city will not require see-through bags for the Young and Mighty March, so just bring something you can put all your extra clothes, food, and gear in.
2. FIRST AID KIT
Be a hero and bring a first aid kit! You never know if and when you’ll take a nose dive running around so it’s best to be prepared.
1. YOUR VOICE
If you made a poster or banner in a sign-making workshop, bring that. If you have a T-shirt with a message for adults written on it, wear that. If you made a six-foot puppet of your school principal, bring two friends and operate it together. The bottom line is that we know you have something to say, and however you wanna say it works!