We asked attendees in the estimated crowd of 30,000 some gut-wrenching questions about why guns should or shouldn’t be sold and how to get legislative response to school gun violence.
There’s a bill under consideration this week that would extend foster care benefits to youth after age 18. Ann speaks up about why it’s important to her and other youth who’ve been there: “It’s kinda hard for us to grow up as fast as the system wants us to and we’re not ready for it. And our brains aren’t ready for it.”
I march because I wonder… at what point is our right to not be murdered more important than one’s right to bear arms?
Why are we relying on 18th-century laws to regulate 21st-century weapons?
We had to mostly refrain from being political (even though gun control is a political issue) and stick firmly to the Catholic beliefs, like Pro-life and common-sense universal background checks.
My life, my safety at school should always come before guns, and as a country we are failing in our ability to protect our most vulnerable, so I am marching for change.
I love teen driven films where I can imagine the lead being a student at my school and not being a narc. In “Love, Simon,” Nick Robinson definitely delivers.
I march so I can see a positive change in our future, a future where students aren’t afraid to go to school, wondering if they should duck and cover whenever they hear a noise coming from the hallway.
I march because, even though we will face consequences for the walkout on [Wed., March] 14th, we saw little to no response from the local and national leaders.
Instead of spending the movie chasing after a lost love, Simon is chasing love within himself and the people around him in a way that has never been captured on the big screen before.