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Watch | Rep. Lucy McBath speaks at March for Our Lives rally in Atlanta

Similar rallies were held around the country on Saturday.

ATLANTA — UPDATE: You can re-watch Rep. Lucy McBath's remarks from the March for Our Lives rally in Atlanta on Saturday in the video player above.

Original story below

Activists with March For Our Lives are taking their mission back to the streets to demand change in the fight against gun violence.

One of the organizers, Olivia Schramkowski, told 11Alive, one of the main goals for the series of marches in Gerogia is to urge lawmakers to repeal the Georgia Constitutional Carry Act which Governor Brian Kemp signed into law earlier this year. 

"We want to fight to ensure that constitutional carry, that it eventually disappears," she told 11Alive. 

The recent high school graduate told 11Alive, Schramkowski and her peers have grown up with mass shootings and other forms of gun violence being treated like the norm and she wants to see people in charge do something about it. 

"I remember that I was around the same age as the kids aT Sandy Hook when Sandy Hook happened. And then I was around the same age as the kids in Parkland when Parkland happened. And so we've really grown up thinking like, this could be us."

She also emphasized that the goal is not to remove gun access, but instead to encourage legislation that would prevent m"

"We want to build coalitions with Republicans and with gun owners to show that gun violence prevention should be a nonpartisan effort because the people that are dying are also nonpartisan."

Atlanta's rally takes place Saturday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Over 100 rallies are planned for June 11, including 8 in the Peach State. The group's main rally will be held in Washington, D.C.

March For Our Lives started in 2018 following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead, including 14 children. Since then, the organization has continued to work to stop gun violence in America, highlighting its impact on children and young adults.

This weekend they join hands again after the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting on May 24, killing 21 people, including 19 children. 

Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Incredible Hulk for MARVEL, said he's speaking at their event in Washington D.C. on his Twitter, and other speakers are expected to join. 

Here's a list of all the March For Our Lives Rallies in Georgia:

March For Our Lives Atlanta, GA 

June 11, 2022, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson St NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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March For Our Lives Marietta, GA

June 11, 2022, 1p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Marietta Square, 99 S Park Sq NE, Marietta, GA 30060

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/377215357560818

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March For Our Lives Gwinnett, GA

June 11, 2022, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Snellville Towne Green, 2437 MAIN St E, Snellville, GA 30078

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March For Our Lives Gainesville, GA

June 11, 2022, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

March For Our Children's Lives, Gainesville Square: 112 Bradford St Ne, Gainesville, GA 30501

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March For Our Lives Columbus, GA

June 11, 2022, 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

The Mall on Broadway Broadway from 10-12th Street, Columbus, GA 31901

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/444400440847023

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March For Our Lives Evans, GA

June 11, 2022 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Evans, GA, GA

More info: Facebook.com/mfol.csra

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March For Our Lives Marietta, GA

June 11, 2022 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Marietta, GA SCLC

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March For Our Lives Louisville, GA

June 11, 2022, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

Jefferson Hospital, 1067 Peachtree St, Louisville, GA 30434

More info: https://fb.me/e/2rJJsBzmq

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