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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  • December 11, 2018
    But that isn't the only awareness Rosende has actively spread on his social media. Alongside being an ardent donator for the cause of men's health issues, back in March this year, Rosende promoted Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America - "a non-partisan, grassroots, student movement demanding common-sense solutions to the gun violence that endangers students, schools, and our communities."

    The initiative, created by his own cousins, asks for "sensible gun laws and gun ownership that will keep us safe" - something that is crucial in times like these. He is equally meticulous when it comes to going about the characters he portrays on screen. A firm believer in method acting, Rosende shared his go-to method was - as picked up from a friend - keeping "his characters close to him by recognizing things that the character would do."
  • December 9, 2018
    Jamar and Fine are leaders of Students Demand Action, Bergen County, and are organizing their peers to push for sensible gun laws. They are part of a larger national group that formed after Parkland.

    It is unacceptable for students to go to school afraid, Fine said.

    "Parklandwoke me up," he said.

    Students Demand Action has registered between 500 and 600 hundred seniors who reached the voting age, the pair told the audience.
  • December 6, 2018
    The leader of Students Demand Action Bergen County will speak at Temple Israel & Jewish Community Center in Ridgewood next Shabbat. It will be the congregation’s sixth annual National Gun Violence Prevention Shabbat.

    The student leader, a sophomore at Ridgewood High School, is a familiar face in the congregation. He is Laurence Fine, a son of the synagogue’s Rabbi David Fine.
  • November 19, 2018
    After her sophomore year of high school, Alanna Miller, now 18, spent her summer working at T.J. Maxx. But the Dallas-Fort Worth teen said her priorities shifted dramatically last winter when she was assigned to research the issue of universal background checks for firearms for her debate team. Miller has grown up in an era of mass shootings and has been undergoing routine lockdown drills since kindergarten.

    When Miller learned about the grassroots movement Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America as part of her debate research, she decided to join the group’s youth chapter, Students Demand Action, as a local leader.
  • November 12, 2018
    Berkeley High School seniors Roni Weissman, Maren Frye and Taylor Kempf lead its Students Demand Action chapter. The three members said they were present to create a dialogue around gun violence prevention and support the community and activists “calling for a more equal Berkeley.”

    Frye said last week’s shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, was particularly mobilizing.

    “Violence really does happen everywhere. None of us are exempt. … It’s really important that everyone comes together to support the people that are disproportionately affected,” Frye said.
  • November 10, 2018
    “When I was in high school, I used to have dreams that someone would just come into my classroom and they would just shoot,” said Allie Ingalls, a freshman at Wayne State University.

    That fear Ingalls has is not just based on being afraid; it's a reality for people across the U.S., such as those at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida when the February shooting killed 17 students and staff members or for some at Santa Fe High School in Texas when the shooting in May killed ten people.

    “When you hear on the news everyday of shootings, it’s kind of hard to picture it as not a problem,” said Ingalls.

    That’s what prompted Ingalls to start the group "Students Demand Action" where she along with other members rallied in front of the Capitol building today to make sure politicians hear their concerns following the midterm election.