Students start 50-mile march to Janesville from Madison

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Wisconsin students are standing in solidarity with the students of Parkland and youth across the country who participated in the "March for Our Lives" rallies across the country on Saturday, with the "50 Miles More" march from Madison to Janesville, starting Sunday.

The students will embark on a four-day, 50 mile march to House Speaker Paul Ryan's hometown of Janesville, in hopes to keep the media spotlight and political pressure on lawmakers to enact gun reform and save lives.

50 Miles More is a Wisconsin-based youth activism group that has committed to ask for legislative change from Congress, the White House and state legislatures, starting with Congressman Ryan, according to the group.

The four-day march will end on Wednesday, March 28 in Janesville.