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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

  • January 30, 2020
    “Our children are getting involved, too — Students Demand Action has grown to include more than 1,000 student leaders and more than 4,000 student volunteers. We come from all walks of life and together, we have chosen to make this the fight of our lives.”
  • January 29, 2020
    “To understand how to support youth activists (without stepping on toes), we talked to Taft, along with Alanna and LaWanna Miller. Alanna is a 19-year-old member of the advisory board for Students Demand Action, the student arm of the gun safety organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, while her mother, LaWanna, is a volunteer with the Texas chapter of its parental counterpart, Moms Demand Action.”
  • January 24, 2020
    “On Thursday, about 400 members of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action rallied in the Capitol anyway. Among them was Sari Kaufman, 17, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who came to Tallahassee two years ago. She said she probably won’t be back up to see this year’s gun legislation through. The debate over gun control will be “incremental,” she said, but already, activists have scored a major win. ‘It used to be third-rail politicking,’ she said. ‘Now it’s front and center.’”
  • January 22, 2020
    “‘Being from Florida, where you have seen ‘Stand Your Ground’ become such a big issue, especially as it was exemplified by the death of Travyon Martin back in 2012, it really — I just don’t want Ohio dealing with ‘Stand Your Ground’ and the consequent racial incidents that it will more likely bring,’ Pinsky said.”
  • January 20, 2020
    “Just after school, at least one hundred students chanted ‘Justice for Cesar’ while holding up homemade signs in a school courtyard. The rally was organized by the Bellaire High School chapter of Students Demand Action, a gun safety activist group. ‘We decided that having a Students Demand Action chapter here is important,’ said Izzy Richards, founder of the group. ‘We are at risk as students, and we are at risk as people who care about the politics of this situation, and are addressing it on a larger scale.’”
  • January 17, 2020
    “Here’s what we want: we want a seat at the table when the school district talks about these issues. If we’re old enough to be the victims of gun violence in our classrooms, we’re old enough to have opinions about the measures that can be taken to make us safe. We can’t change what happened on Tuesday. But we can work together to prevent it from happening again. We’re asking the HISD to give us hope, put students first and make the classroom a safer place. The ball is in your court.”

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