Dear MoveOn member,
I stood outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the day of the school shooting, terrified for my siblings, friends and teachers who were inside. My friends and I are now organizing a national day of action on March 24 to make sure this never happens again.
Not one more.
Not one more student should hide in fear as my siblings did, while an active shooter was killing our friends and teachers.
Not one more parent should sit in fear, as ours did, waiting for a call or text to say we were OK, that might never come.
Not one more person should die from a senseless act of gun violence.
Join students like me on March 24 to March for Our Lives and demand action to end the epidemic of mass shootings in America. There are hundreds of marches being planned across the country including one near you. (And if you can't find an event near you, you can help organize one in your community.)
We're using the hashtag #NeverAgainMSD to show our commitment to ending gun violence because our lawmakers are not doing enough to protect innocent lives. I've spoken to elected officials from representatives in the Florida legislature to countless representatives on Capitol Hill, and though conversation is happening, action remains slow.
So we have to speak up. We can't let school shootings fade from our memory until more dead students shock us into action. That's why students across the country are leading the March for Our Lives to say that enough is enough. Congress and states across the country need to do more than speak out against gun violence—they need to take action. By taking to the streets on March 24, we'll create a show of force that the media and members of Congress can't ignore.
Sign up now to march with students across the country for commonsense reforms to end gun violence. Join us at our national march in Washington, D.C., or one of the hundreds of marches around the country.
The march is just one step in a long journey. We know that reform does not happen overnight, but it starts with a single step. Our lives are on the line, so we can't wait. Please join the march today.
-Matt Deitsch and #NeverAgainMSD
P.S. Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/neveragainmsd
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