The March for Our Lives to end gun violence in America is being led by young people across the country in the wake of the Parkland, Florida tragedy. Sadly, school shootings are an all-too-regular occurance for young people putting this issue front and center for our rural, suburban, and urban communities.
For more information on local marches go to https://marchforourlives.com/
How You Can Mobilize & Amplify
- Encourage your members to participate and make the link to democracy. Use #democracy365 along with #MarchForOurLives to amplify how we must participate all year to hold leaders accountable and advocate for the issues impacting our community by also fighting for the right to vote and public financing to ensure success.
- Register voters - Hip Hop Caucus is hosting hundreds of volunteers to register voters attending the DC march. Sign up at http://bit.ly/MFOLVoterReg to participate. Even if you're not in DC, you may be able to run a voter registration drive at one of the hundreds of scheduled marches across the country (https://event.marchforourlives.com/event/march-our-lives-events/search) -- check state and local laws for more guidance.
- Amplify the connection between the NRA and breaking the cycle of big money in our politics and policies. Common Cause has a new report, “Power Shift: How People Can Take On the NRA” and sample social media.
Sample Social Media
This is what it looks like to move our thoughts and prayers into action and real solutions. #MarchForOurLives #democracy365
We mobilize for safe schools.
We mobilize for dignity.
We mobilize to justice.
We mobilize for a 21st century democracy where OUR VOTES COUNT & OUR VOICES MATTER, not big money and corporate interests #MarchForOurLives #democracy365
NEW: @CommonCause releases a new report on how the @NRA has manipulated our democracy with big money and how we can shift power back to #WeThePeople. takingonthenra.org #MarchForOurLives #democracy365
Fixing our gun violence problem will require fixing our democracy — but together, ordinary people can take on the gun lobby and win. Takingonthenra.org #MarchForOurLives #democracy365
The @NRA believes in a system where big money controls the political agenda and politicians. This weekend at the #MarchForOurLives we will show them a different way. It's called democracy. Takingonthenra.org #democracy365