The highly-anticipated March For Our Lives will take place in hundreds of locations around the country on Saturday to demand gun law reform. If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of people who will be attending, you're probably getting your preparations in order right about now. You may even be looking for some protest sign ideas for the March For Our Lives.
If so, there are a couple of basic parameters you should know. Some marches have set limits on size for signs and banners: In D.C., they can't be more than 20 inches by 30 inches by 0.25 inches (check the latest updates from sister marches for size restrictions elsewhere). In many places, including D.C. and New York City, signs made of metal or wood will be prohibited for safety reasons.
But beyond that, you're free to express yourself as you wish. And you should definitely take the chance to do so: Signs are an invaluable part of protest rallies. They energize fellow marchers. They help coalesce a movement's principles into key, memorable ideas. And they show the world — both the people watching remotely and the historians looking back at this march years in the future — exactly what you're fighting for.
That said, it can be hard to come up with an excellent idea for a poster. If you're struggling, here are some ideas already out there from which you can draw inspiration.