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Students Demand Action — In the Media

Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a national initiative, created by and for teens and young adults, to channel the energy and passion of high school and college-aged students into the fight against gun violence. Students Demand Action volunteers work within their schools and communities to educate their peers, register voters and demand common-sense solutions to this national crisis. Together with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action volunteers are part of a network of nearly 5 million supporters across the nation committed to gun violence prevention.

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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • April 22, 2019
    “I brought up my part in the March for Our Lives movement in the spring of 2018. I planned my high school’s walkout and co-founded Students Demand Action Bergen County. With that group, I spoke at a march in Hackensack, New Jersey, calling for stricter gun legislation. As a result, I got to meet now House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.”
    —Eric Knopp
  • April 16, 2019
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame Students Demand Action for Gunsense group held an event with guest speaker Reverend Sharon Risher on Tuesday.
  • April 15, 2019
    The first-ever Gun Violence Prevention Week commenced Monday night, hosted by the nonpartisan Notre Dame Students Against Gun Violence club — the Notre Dame-based chapter of national organization Students Demand Action. Seniors Hailey Fulwider and Liam Dalton have worked together to plan the week with three nights of events corresponding to the overall theme of “surviving, forgiving and acting.”
  • April 14, 2019
    Annika Gallaway is a senior ready to graduate from The Woodlands High School, doing what many normal high school students do: visiting colleges and planning out her future over the next several years. Gallaway, though, is not the typical high school student, something that is revealed in her social justice activism and leadership of the Montgomery County chapter of the group Students Demand Action.
  • April 12, 2019
    Taylor said her grandmother has inspired her to be outspoken for liberal causes. She chaired the MG Against Gun Violence effort, which led to her becoming involved with Students Demand Action. She said the Sandy Hook shooting happened the same day her mom got married, which got her interested in the topic.

    “It’s a passion,” she said, along with other “real life” issues like women’s rights and autism awareness.
  • April 10, 2019
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- Dozens of people attended the "Books Not Bullets" rally in Downtown Gainesville Wednesday evening to let the community know that they are against Senate Bill 7030.

    "I think it's just too risky," Students Demand Action group leader Jovanna Liuzzo said. "Why would we want to put our children, our teachers, our staff at our schools at risk? It's just not worth it.

    Senate Bill 7030 is a bill that requires a sheriff to establish a school guardian program and there have been meetings at the state capitol in expanding it to include arming teachers.

    "I feel like every week I see one article telling me that a gun misfired in a Oklahoma classroom or a Kansas classroom," Liuzzo said. "It just isn't proven effective."

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