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‘March for Our Lives’ organizer: Media has stopped talking about Parkland shooting, but we are still working

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One of the organizers of the “March for Our Lives” rally against gun violence took a swipe at the media, saying they no longer cover the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and encouraging his social media followers to “perpetuate the conversation.”

Matt Deitsch, whose younger brother survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, lamented that the mass shooting has gone the way of others, with declining national media and political attention.

“3 months have passed,” Deitsch tweeted on Monday. “The media has stopped talking about the shooting… same as they did Vegas… Pulse… Sandy Hook.”

“The difference will be that we are still registering new voters, we are engaging new people everyday,” he wrote. “Perpetuate the conversation and we will save lives.”

In the months since the shooting, which left 17 people dead and more than a dozen wounded, many of the survivors have continued their push for gun control and political action through the March for Our Lives group.

{mosads}Gun control legislation dominated the conversation in Washington in the weeks after the shooting, but so far only individual states have passed gun control measures. 

And an April poll found that while nationwide support for gun control was higher then than at any point in 2016 or 2017, it was slightly lower than initially after the Florida shooting.

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