Parkland, FL — Today, March For Our Lives welcomed new members to the Board of Directors to help guide and support the youth-led movement to end gun violence. Jamira Burley, an activist recognized by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change for Gun Violence Prevention, who has been involved with the fight against gun violence since she was a high school student, and Ronnie Mosley, a seasoned national organizer on issues ranging from gun violence prevention to youth health and voting rights, joined March’s Board of Directors for the first time. Daud Mumin, an organizer, storyteller, artist, and Truman Scholar attending Westminster College has also been elevated to Co-Chair of the Board, along with Vernetta Walker, President and Ceo of Walker and Associates Consulting.
From the very beginning, the March For Our Lives movement has always been youth-driven and youth-led. Adults in power have let us down, and abdicated their responsibility to keep young people safe from the epidemic of gun violence. Young people marched in 2018 to say that we won’t accept the status quo. If adults won’t fight for us, we’ll fight for our own lives. March’s new Board members are powerfully committed to this fight with us, and show a continued investment in the kind of diverse, intergenerational and youth leadership needed to tackle the entirely preventable scourge of gun violence in America.
David Hogg, a co-founder of the movement, is also returning from a leave of absence from his board position. Upon his return, he is focusing his attention on gun violence prevention policy, issues regarding the youth vote, the Parkland tragedy, and the critical issue of mental health care for the growing number of survivors of gun violence.
About March For Our Lives’ New Board Members
Jamira Burley is a next-gen social impact strategist, founder of “I AM HERE TO,” and Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education. She was recognized by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change for Gun Violence Prevention and a Forbes Under 30 Honoree in Law and Policy, and has made it her mission to employ her personal experiences as the driving force to improve the lives of others. She’s been involved in gun violence prevention since she was a high school student, when she experienced the loss of her own brother from gun violence. Her work has spanned the spectrum from the anti-violence programs throughout the City of Philadelphia she organized as a high school student, to organizing youth trainings around the world as an appointee to the United Nations Global Education First Initiative; Youth Advocacy Group. Jamira’s ardor for personal and social advancement is undeniable.
Ronnie Mosley is a seasoned organizer, nationally recognized for his wins on issues like gun violence prevention, education reform, cannabis, youth health, voting rights, and entrepreneurship. Over the years, he has coordinated a series of campaigns that blocked harmful state legislation and won workers’ rights, as well as founded a national network of organizers fighting gun violence and to reform the U.S. criminal justice system. Ronnie is cofounder of Homegrown Strategy Group, a policy and organizing firm that believes in the power of community and in the idea that achievement comes through collective effort.
Daud Mumin is an organizer, storyteller, and artist. He is a first-generation Somali-Muslim American, from Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a student at Westminster College majoring in Justice Studies. He is the former Youth Congress Equity and Inclusion chair and is the current Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at March For Our Lives. He began his journey with March For Our Lives as a volunteer, then communications director of the Utah chapter. Daud, the son of two Somali refugees, was featured as one of Elite Daily’s five Gen Z activist who are “The next wave of Black History” for his extensive work as a local and national intersectional organizer for critical issues, from gun and police violence prevention, to storytelling as a means for exploring sex and gender inequality.