We mobilize the nation to end gun violence
In 2018 we marched, and in 2022 we did it again .
After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, we marched, activated the country, built a home for youth political advocacy, and helped engage over 2 million voters. In 2022, after back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, and across the U.S., we knew it was time to take to the streets again and demand a better nation from our elected officials.
Ahead of the march, we had 70+ meetings with Congressmembers in Washington to demand legislative action. On June 11, 2022, more than seventy thousand of us marched in D.C., and 450+ sibling marches took place nationwide. These efforts led to the first federal legislation on gun violence in decades being announced a day after our protest. Ultimately, that legislation was signed into law only a few weeks after.
We create cultural conversation around ending gun violence.
It shouldn’t take a shooting in our schools, places of worship, shopping centers, theaters, or communities to create conversation and action around gun violence. That’s why a large part of our work is building moments that generate dialogue to encourage action on gun violence prevention outside of this tragic cycle.
For our fourth anniversary, March For Our Lives installed body bags on the National Mall in front of Congress to encourage immediate action and put a vote forward for Universal Background Checks. Each bodybag represented 150 lives lost since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
voters (and counting) engaged since we were founded in 2018
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ON THE GROUND
Our activists get to work across the nation to get out the vote.
Our Judicial Advocacy
Our youth-led Judicial Advocacy Team guides the March For Our Lives legal strategy. They fight for our constitutional right to not be shot in all spaces, from spreading accessible information on social media to promote constitutional literacy in young people, to filing revolutionary amicus briefs that center the stories of young lives impacted by gun violence. Our work breaks down barriers of entry and democratizes the legal sphere, so that we can fight back against the dangerous and extreme expansion of the 2nd Amendment. We show the world that judicial spaces shouldn’t be for lawyers alone, but a place for young people to advocate for change.
We hold our elected officials accountable.
Since the Biden-Harris administration has been elected, we’ve worked hard to hold them accountable. So far, we’ve seen their administration successfully pass executive actions to fund communities struggling most from gun violence, work on regulating untraceable ghost guns, and use the Department of Justice to model Emergency Risk Protection Order legislation, making it easier for states to implement their own laws.
These efforts are due to constant work in meetings with the White House, public pressure through direct action and online campaigns, and remaining involved with our gun violence prevention coalition partners.
You can learn more by reading our set of policy demands for the Biden-Harris administration to develop a national, comprehensive plan, using executive action and funding, to combat the increasing prevalence of gun violence in America.
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