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6:15 am, March 26th, 2018 - 32 comments
Categories: democracy under attack, democratic participation, leadership, us politics - Tags: #neveragain, black lives matter, emma gonzalez, gun control, March for our lives, naomi wadler, youth
Two short videos from yesterday’s March for Our Lives. The first is Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez. Stick with the bit in the middle, this is a woman holding the attention of hundreds of thousands of people.
The second is Naomi Wadler’s reminder that Black Lives Matter, that African Americans in particular have been at the forefront of the push for gun control for a long time, and that this goes beyond school shootings.
I’m not going to say much other than I find it incredibly exciting to imagine what these stunning women/girls will do over the course of their lives. Also, they understand the power of the vote. More than that will be needed but this is a generation of activists coming of age. All power to them.
What will you do tomorrow?
What will you do the next day?
Don't let this be a moment.
— Ted Corcoran (Red T Raccoon) (@RedTRaccoon) March 25, 2018
From the Women’s March to the March For Our Lives, the most empowering sight is the number of people carrying not signs, but clipboards. Registering people to vote. These aren’t just protests, they’re a mass mobilization of Midterm voters.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) March 24, 2018
photo from ABC news.