March for Our Lives Group Makes Big Announcement

60-day bus tour kicks off June 15 to register young voters and promote gun law reform
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2018 7:33 AM CDT
March for Our Lives Group Makes Big Announcement
Parkland student activists (from left) Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, and David Hogg attend the Time 100 Gala celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Some of the most high-profile Parkland survivors hinted over the weekend at something big coming down the pike, and that news has just dropped. Axios reports the March for Our Lives activist group, which includes Marjorie Stoneman Douglas students David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Jaclyn Corin, will be conducting a 60-day bus tour, with 75 stops in 20 states, to register young voters, advocate for gun control, and, as Corin puts it to BuzzFeed, "[expose] people who take money from the NRA." The "March for Our Lives: Road to Change" tour will kick off on June 15 at a peace rally in Chicago. In addition to the national tour, a separate Florida-specific tour will visit every congressional district in the state, making more than 25 stops, per a release.

Why a bus tour? "Just a handshake or looking somebody in the eye, rather than speaking to them through the TV, is a lot more impactful," Hogg says. Among their stops will be communities where gun control is a sensitive topic. "Preaching to the choir essentially doesn't do much, but going to the places that disagree with us is really where we're going to make the change," Corin says. One person they hope to involve, though they've been critical of what he's done on gun control so far: President Trump. "I'd be willing to work with him on this issue if he is willing to work with us," Hogg says. (More Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stories.)

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