In the aftermath of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida the young-adult survivors of the attack have been relentless in their fight for stricter gun laws.
Apart from lobbying for tighter gun laws and attending a CNN town hall meeting and grilling Florida Senator Marco Rubio, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have made it clear that they will not be waiting for the adults to take charge in preventing another school shooting. The students, alongside school staff and other members of the Parkland community, have organized a march in Washington D.C next month in an effort to demand legislative action on gun-control.
The cause has gotten the attention of Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, and even the Italian luxury brand Gucci, who each donated $500,000.
Although the official march will take place in Washington D.C, there will be many sister marches taking place all around the country. Check this facebook page to see if one of them will take place in a city near you. If there isn't a march in your area, then this could be the perfect opportunity to reach out and start one on your own.
We’re seeing more and more signs (literally and figuratively) that change is on its way. Corporate companies are cutting ties with the NRA, new commitments are arriving, and millions are being raised to aid change. This is all because of your support. Keep bringing your communities together and standing up for the safety of yourself and the loved ones around you! #marchforourlives #neveragain : @emryrosewilliams
While not all of us have Gucci money, every little bit counts. If you have any extra money lying around, you can visit the official March For Our Lives GoFundMe page and make a donation. The campaign has $2.6 million out of their $3 million goal in only seven days.
Perhaps the biggest way to make an impact on gun control reform is by simply registering to vote and supporting political candidates who align with your beliefs.