'March for our Lives' demonstration draws a record-breaking crowd
Mar 31 2018 by Lorena Waters
"Like other resistance protests, and like previous gun control marches, the March for Our Lives was mostly women", the report continued.
The march was widely billed as a student-driven push for gun control, spurred by the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead.
One town hall planned in Iowa will be a chance for students to confront U.S. Rep. Steve King, who sparred with students on Twitter earlier this week. Supporters marched around downtown Walla Walla.
Julia Howell, senior at Topeka High School, called on her peers to fight for change.
Why and how did you get involved? They support our lives and protecting our lives.
"I'm just exhausted of people dying", said 17-year-old Woodridge High School student Aeniayh Gendreau. The student-led march was so large, the line of participants waiting to walk looped all the way down 8th Street South.
I never expected this event to be as large as it was. "I think I speak for everyone when I say we're all very happy to be a witness to this".
The Republican appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday and said: "How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations when there is a violent shooter that you can actually respond to that". "It was a big moment but it wasn't the biggest moment because we're not done".
Nicci Guagliardo, an English teacher in Aurora, Co., traveled with her students from Overland High School to attend the rally.
Chants of "Vote Them Out" and "We Want Change" echoed in the streets.
To that end, students here and across the country are registering thousands of new voters. We're proud of that. However, we would've had a much harder time doing this without huge support from countless people in our community.
As a student, I felt empowered, like I could change anything in our government.
Today's students are forcing people to make connection - which is why Governor Cuomo found himself standing somewhat uncomfortably at the front of the march alongside members of Black Lives Matter.
'We need to arm our teachers. The Parkland shooting is now the third deadliest school shooting in the United States. These children have achieved more in a month than us adults have done in years.
In the hours before the march, children who looked to be anywhere from middle school age to late teens were directing traffic.
"Support your daughters, your sons, students, your friends, family friends, and get them registered to vote".
"The March for Our Lives was very emotional for me and very exciting", Andrus said. I made a decision to insert myself into the organization process because it's a great opportunity to learn to work effectively with others and because this is a very prevalent issue, not only to me but to my community. "I don't know what that is but it isn't more guns". "And we think there needs to be better run regulation to protect our kids".
Politicians across the nation have made it clear they do not fear our youth; for, to majority, teenagers are nothing more than reckless kids full of angst, and that we act out of emotion instead of by means of knowledge.
"Studies have shown that police officers have an average of 20% accuracy". The lack of communication was just naturally frustrating to me.
In number and in voice it was the loudest and most impressive event of a campaign which shows no sign of going away.