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Students Demand Action — In the Media

Students Demand Action is a national movement of high school and college-aged volunteers working to end gun violence. Students Demand Action volunteers organize within their schools and communities to educate their peers, register voters, and demand common-sense solutions to this national crisis. Students Demand Action has active volunteers in every state and nearly 400 groups across the country. Students Demand Action is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly six million supporters and more than 375,000 donors.

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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • February 27, 2020
    "Governor Lee’s announcement today proves that he’s wildly out of touch with the vast majority of Tennesseans,” said Seo Yoon Yang, a volunteer with Chattanooga Students Demand Action and member of the Students Demand Action National Advisory Board. “Tennessee’s permitting system helps keep Tennessee families safe — but the governor would rather pander to gun extremists and dismantle a cornerstone of responsible gun ownership in Tennessee.”
  • February 26, 2020
    “When the candidates discussed gun safety. It’s an issue that I am very passionate about, along with millions of other Americans — particularly, young people. The topic got a substantial amount of time and each of the candidates made strong points.”
  • February 25, 2020
    “'They brought guns, we’re bringing cookies,' said Jayden Speed of Murray, a student at Conestoga High School. He formed the group Students Demand Action in the wake of the February 2018 massacre of 17 students and staff members by a lone gunman at a Parkland, Florida, school."
  • February 20, 2020
    "'There should never be an instance where a student feels like their life is in danger when it actually isn't' said Pascal."
  • February 19, 2020
    “Alaska has the highest gun death rate in the country,” said Portia Carney, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé and a member of Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “The best way to prevent gun violence is to pass this Red Flag law.”
  • February 18, 2020
    “‘I think it's important we give a student voice to the crisis,’ Nidhi Krishnan said. Krishnan is a first-year Washington University student who has been involved with Students Demand Action for years. ‘I think the results have been hopeful ... We have been able to meet with lawmakers,’ Krishnan said. ‘Gun violence needs to be a bipartisan solution.’”

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