Parkland students to take their activism on the road.

By | 2018-06-05T06:43:43+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Courtesy of Buzzfeed:

“This tour is about exposing people who take money from the NRA and registering people to vote — those are the two main things we’re trying to push with this,” Jaclyn Corin, a student who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting in February, told BuzzFeed News on Sunday.

They’re calling it “March for Our Lives: Road to Change.” It begins with a peace march on June 15 in Chicago and will take students to more than 50 stops in more than 20 states, including Iowa, California, South Carolina, Connecticut, and Texas, the state where 10 people were killed at Santa Fe High School last month.

“I think that it’s important that we include everybody in this conversation, because it’s everybody that’s affected by this issue, and we have to work together to solve it,” Parkland student and organizer David Hogg told BuzzFeed News. “And I think being on the ground is the best way to do that.”

“Just a handshake or looking somebody in the eye, rather than speaking to them through the TV, is a lot more impactful,” he said.

Emma González, who recently graduated from Marjory Stoneman, said she and her fellow survivors are still being trolled online. She hopes the bus tour will connect the activists with those who are opposed to their movement.

“It’s so easy to be mean [when you’re] anonymously online, and when you take that anonymity away you are people again,” González said.

“Hence why we’re going to these places that think we’re crisis actors,” added Corin, referring to far-right conspiracy theories that the Marjory Stoneman students are actors.

One cannot say that these kids shy away from confrontation, and their courage in taking their message to the very places where they know it is unwelcome is incredibly admirable. 

I can only imagine the kinds of vitriol and hatred they are about to face. 

But do you know what? I have every confidence they can handle it.

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8 Comments

  1. Lynne June 4, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Who is supporting these kids financially for the trip? Can you provide us a link to that?

    • Gryphen June 4, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      Well, George Soros of course.

      I assume that is the answer you are looking for.

      No, some of the Parkland parents started a PAC and I am sure there are plenty of gun control folks who are willing to donate to help them finance this bus tour.

    • Joy & Happines June 4, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      George Clooney & Oprah

    • Anonymous June 5, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Easier to jump on a cause than to work these days.

      • Gryphen June 5, 2018 at 9:33 am

        Yes facing vitriol from ammosexuals and being threatened virtually every day is oh so much easier than flipping burgers at McDonalds.

  2. Anonymouth June 4, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Theres no way to enter into reasonable, bidirectional discussion with creationists. Artificialism links only to more of itself.

  3. Anonymous June 5, 2018 at 7:41 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/05/david-hogg-swatted.html

    “The family of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg was “swatted” Tuesday morning, causing police to respond to their Parkland home.A call came into the Broward Sheriff’s Office claiming a hostage situation at the home in the 7800 block of Northwest 122nd Way. Hogg was not home at the time of the incident and is currently in Washington, DC with his mother to accept the RFK Human Rights award.”

    ““Swatting” is not a harmless prank. It is a crime, and if Hogg was targeted due to his gun control advocacy, it only shows how desperate the NRA and their allies are to silence him.”

  4. Anonymous June 5, 2018 at 11:09 am

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/devos-safety-commission-won’t-look-at-role-of-guns-in-school-violence/ar-AAyg8uA

    “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that the White House’s school safety commission will not look at the role of guns in school violence.

    DeVos was questioned Tuesday by lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee about the commission, which was established in the wake of the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

    “Will your commission look at the role of firearms as it relates to gun violence in our schools?” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked DeVos.

    “That is not part of the commission’s charge, per se,” DeVos responded.

    “I see,” Leahy responded. “So, you’re studying gun violence but not considering the role of guns.”

    “We’re actually student school safety and how we can ensure our students are safe at school,” ” OK!

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