Eighteen years ago, we stood arm-in-arm with the Million Mom March in the largest national protest of gun violence in U.S. history.
On March 24, 2018 — at the "March for Our Lives" — we passed that title to a new generation of Americans.
Hundreds of thousands of people joined us in peaceful protests across the country that day. Partly, it was a natural response to yet another mass shooting answered only by "thoughts and prayers" in Congress. Mostly, it served as a clear wake-up call to those on Capitol Hill, President Trump, state legislators, and every candidate running for office in 2018.
America has had more than enough gun violence and will vote accordingly.
During the March for Our Lives, people of all ages… from every corner of our nation… stood together to demand action against gun violence and protect the lives of our children.
The sight of patriots in Washington, D.C. and nationwide speaking out for change was more than inspiring. It was a sign that there has never been more energy and urgency behind the demand for sensible reform.
Their actions spoke volumes about how we can best honor the 17 students and staff killed in Parkland, Florida, not to mention the dozens of other gun deaths that happened across the U.S. that same day in February (and every day since).