As one Parkland, Florida, student explained, in every generation, something happens that gives them a reason to rise up. Today, students along with parents, teachers, friends and other allies are taking to the streets, not merely in the United States but all over the world.
According to the March For Our Lives site, they are marching to "demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today."
"We can't ignore the issues of gun control that this tragedy raises," said survivor Cameron Kasky. "and so, I'm asking -- no, demanding -- we take action now."
President Donald Trump will be spending the day on the golf course at his Mar-a-Lago resort, while members of the U.S. House and Senate have left Washington, D.C. for the Easter recess.
“It doesn’t matter who is going to be here,” said student Alex Wind. “What matters is our presence is known. That we’ll be there. And I think it is more powerful that they won’t be there. It shows if they’re not going to be there, we’re going to march. We’re going to make our voices heard. No matter what, we’re going to be there. And honestly, they haven’t been there in the past. Congress has remained incumbent on this issue for years now, and we’ve seen it with all the past shootings. Now we’re showing that it is time for a change.”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi's video feed:
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