Light was among the high school students, teachers and local leaders who spoke Saturday, March 24, during a local version of March for Our Lives that started with poster-making and a rally at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N.
The group has already organized student walkouts to honor the Parkland victims on March 14, held community meetings and are now exploring ways to lobby both local, state and federal elected officials on a number of items.
The Massachusetts March for Our Lives protests took place in conjunction with the national demonstration, which was organized by students who survived the February school shooting in Florida. "I can only call a lawmaker so many times a day", she said. "Ever since then there's only been shootings and no change". "We no longer want schools to be the new American battleground.
Enough is enough", said Demetri Hoth, a student from MSDHS. We need to unite across political parties.
The proposed safety "solution" may come like a rock to the face for gun control supporters, thousands of whom across the country will come together Saturday for the March for Our Lives.
Dorantes told Crux that the Sunday after the Parkland shooting - which occurred on Ash Wednesday - he dedicated his homily to the subject of gun violence and the havoc it's wreaked on both the nation and his parish's own neighborhood.
'You can hear the people in power shaking, he said to loud applause.
Dorantes says he's lost 20 young people in his parish in the last two years to gun violence, and is exhausted of burying the next generation and hopes this is a turning point for both Chicago and the country.
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"This is a call to action to our Congress and state legislators", Fanaeiau said.
Several student organizers have become mainstays on national TV, promoting the marches, and they landed on the cover of Time magazine.
Neff says she also helped organize Charlottesville travel for the massive Women's March on Washington after the Trump Inauguration previous year.
Student activists have planned a second school walkout for April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting in Colorado.
"Through a series of events, we learned that we were not welcome", Robinson said.
In Boston, a group of about 25 counter-protesters gathered in front of the gold-domed MA statehouse to decry calls for tougher gun laws.
On Friday the US Department of Justice announced plans to ban bump stocks and define them within the definition of "machine gun" under federal law.
One of the largest gatherings is expected to take place this afternoon at 1 p.m., at San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.