March For Our Lives was created by, inspired by, and led by the students of Parkland, but has since curated students across the country. No, across the globe.
We came together on March 24th and through continued unity, we will save lives. We will not stop our advocacy until we see the change we demand – a change that is necessary in order to save innocent lives across our nation.
We told ourselves that we would no longer sit and wait for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of gun violence. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to assure that no special interest group or political agenda is more critical than the timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country. Not just that, but to also advocate for increased access to voting, so that our politics and policies actually represent who they're supposed to.
We demand morally-just leaders to rise up from both parties in order to ensure public safety.
We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a gun to save the lives of their students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.
This is about churches, nightclubs, concerts, movie theaters, airports—it’s everywhere. A child should not fear a bullet on their walk home. Although this movement has stemmed from children, we are not fighting for just children. All lives are precious, and our country must make the safety of its citizens a number one priority.
Alan Vargas, MFOL Corona