Parkland students plan get-out-the-vote campaign for midterms
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Survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are reportedly planning a get-out-the-vote campaign ahead of the midterm elections. 

Axios reported Monday that some of the students who survived the shooting at the school in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 students and faculty dead in February, are planning to launch a voting drive to turn nonvoters into voters.

Jaclyn Corin, student president of the incoming senior class at the Florida high school, told Axios that she thinks it’s “going to take a cultural shift” before nationwide gun laws change significantly.

"And a cultural shift always takes a generation or two,” Corin added. 


At an event in New York on Friday, the young organizers discussed the initiative on the heels of their 59-day summer bus campaign to register young voters.

According to Axios, the young organizers are hoping to use their influence on social media to get more voters registered ahead of the midterm elections.

The news comes a couple months after the shooting survivors announced they would be going on a national bus tour this summer to register young people to vote and highlight recipients of National Rifle Association donations.

The tour, called “March for Our Lives: Road to Change,” began June 15 and has so far covered some 80 cities and towns in nearly two dozen states, according to Axios.