The March For Our Lives was a once in a lifetime mobilization that brought together millions of Americans calling for change.
It was also the moment a new generation decided to lead America.
The politicians bankrolled by the NRA are putting millions of children at risk of being massacred, just so a few big gun companies can enjoy record profits without regulations.
Now, young people are taking on the corporate gun lobby and reclaiming our democracy.
The march is only the beginning of our fight. Now, we’re following the call to vote out the corrupt politicians who stand in the way of banning assault weapons, closing the gun show loopholes, and making it harder for people with backgrounds of mental illness to obtain guns.
The epidemic of gun violence is destroying communities across the country. It affects all of us—rich and poor, LGBTQ and straight, old and young. As the students from Parkland highlighted, the burden of gun violence falls most heavily upon black and brown communities that also suffer from generations of plunder and oppression.
The politicians who take the NRA’s money and beat back attempts to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them don’t value the lives of those affected by this epidemic.
The NRA and the politicians they buy are betting young people are too lazy to vote in 2018. They think they can keep stalling on any gun control measures until the public’s attention has moved on. They think their seats are safe because young people don’t vote in midterm elections.
It’s time to prove them wrong—and vote them out.
If young people vote in 2018 the Blue Wave will turn into a Blue Tsunami. Your contribution will support our texting, calling, and canvassing programs to reach even more people and turn them out to vote.
Our Revolution was inspired to keep up the energy generated by Senator Sanders’ presidential run in 2016—especially among young people. Our mission to transform our democracy and take on the oligarchy will be led by the young people who are at the forefront of this fight.
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