Thousands Of Teens March In Rally Against Drug Abuse

May 1, 2019
Originally published on May 1, 2019 12:12 pm

Thousands of teenagers from around the state gathered in Columbus for a rally against drug use as part of the "We Are The Majority" rally.

The rally has been assembling teenagers for a high-energy event for eight years now.

Gov. Mike DeWine joined them at the start, saying substance abuse education and prevention plays a key role in fighting the state’s opioid epidemic. He says this rally emphasizes an important point.

“They’re carrying a message that look we’re in the majority, a majority of kids do not do drugs, I think that’s a pretty powerful message,” DeWine says.

DeWine made some quick remarks and took dozens of selfies. This was the first time a governor had attended the rally, which ends with the teens marching to the Ohio Statehouse.

Copyright 2019 WOSU 89.7 NPR News. To see more, visit WOSU 89.7 NPR News.