President Obama will travel back to Washington from a Connecticut speech on gun control with relatives of children killed in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday that the president would meet privately with survivors, families and first responders ahead of his remarks in Connecticut.

Following the president’s remarks, 11 family members who had originally planned to be in Washington to lobby Congress on the proposed gun legislation will travel back with the president aboard Air Force One. Carney said they were offered a ride so they could attend the event and be back in Washington.