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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

  • March 12, 2020
    “We’ve grown up in the age of lockdowns,” said sophomore Iris Hsiang. “We’ve had drills where we lock the doors, shut off the lights and hide in the corner. Adults would rather have their kids hiding than take action. It’s up to us.”
  • March 10, 2020
    “Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (Juneau) was created by and for teens and young adults, to help engage the power, energy and creativity of high school and college students in the fight against gun violence.”
  • March 10, 2020
    “The design of the new machines creates a situation where poll workers are having to choose which laws to break,” Peterson said. “They can either enforce laws that allow them to defend the machines against tampering, or they can enforce the Georgia State Constitution, which requires that all votes are done in secret.”
  • March 5, 2020
    “Usually the focus is on the Legislature to change the laws ... but there are actions by schools, school boards and city councils, a lot of precautionary measures, that can be very effective,” she said. “But you have to recognize the issue transcends state, location and what school you go to.”
  • March 2, 2020
    “It is disappointing to see Ohio lawmakers continue to fast-track Stand Your Ground legislation that doesn’t work to prevent violent crime and has led to more homicides and more gun violence in states where it has been enacted,” said Mackenzie Mueller, a volunteer with the Miami University Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Legislators should focus on common-sense gun safety solutions that work.”
  • 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.”

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