This policy agenda is rooted in our community’s calls for safety, grounded in the perspectives of gun violence survivors and their families, and bolstered by robust policy analysis and conversation. It interweaves the underlying forces we believe fuel gun violence -- gun glorification, political apathy, poverty, armed supremacy and our country’s mental health crisis -- and points to specific policy priorities for our movement.
March For Our Lives is on a journey to truly support and center the people and communities most impacted by gun violence. Shifting resources through mutual aid is just one way of doing that. We are launching Aid & Alliance, a resource sharing program that will distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to support anti-violence work led by BIPOC youth organizations and activists on the ground. The spirit of aid and alliance extends beyond this individual program—it is the guiding vision that will carry us forward in 2021.
Now is the time for the youth vote to stand up to the gun lobby when no one else will.