Parkland students going on nationwide bus tour to register voters, call out NRA donation recipients
The student survivors of the Parkland school shooting are going on a national bus tour this summer to register young people to vote and highlight recipients of National Rifle Association (NRA) donations, BuzzFeed News reported.
The tour, called “March for Our Lives: Road to Change,” will begin June 15 and cover 50 stops in 20 states.
“This tour is about exposing people who take money from the NRA and registering people to vote — those are the two main things we’re trying to push with this,” said Jaclyn Corin, a student survivor, told BuzzFeed News.
Many of the Parkland students began to advocate for gun control after the February shooting, which left 17 people dead. In March, they hosted the “March for Our Lives” rally against gun violence.
“I think that it’s important that we include everybody in this conversation because it’s everybody that’s affected by this issue, and we have to work together to solve it,” Parkland student and organizer David Hogg told BuzzFeed News. “And I think being on the ground is the best way to do that.”
The students will also carry out a separate tour of Florida that will make 25 stops and attempt to cover all of the state’s congressional districts.
Seniors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School graduated on Sunday in a ceremony that featured a surprise speech from Jimmy Fallon.
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