America is at a breaking point. On June 11, we will march for our lives again in Washington, D.C. and cities across the country
Washington, DC — In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas and racist massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, along with rising everyday shootings and gun deaths among children, the urgency of this moment could not be more clear. Our political leaders have repeatedly failed to seriously and urgently respond to the nation’s gun violence crisis. We can’t afford that. We are on borrowed time before the next shooting. That’s why we’re going back into the streets and organizing another national march.
On June 11, we will march in Washington DC and cities nationwide to remind the nation’s political leaders that the people of this country hold the power, and we refuse to be captive while we are killed and terrorized in our schools, religious places, at work and trying to live our lives. Already, nearly a hundred Marches are on the books, and we’re still planning more. It’s time for us to rise up once more and take to the streets to demand action. Every single congress member must immediately get behind lifesaving measures like universal background checks before the next child or grandmother is shot and killed.
Either we make change or we die waiting for it.
TO JOIN A MARCH OR TO ORGANIZE ONE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, TEXT MARCH TO 954-954 OR VISIT marchforourlives.org/MARCH22
After a million of us marched in 2018, we saw historic changes to gun laws in state legislatures—over 150 pieces of state gun safety laws were passed, including tightening the requirements for purchasing firearms and raising the minimum age to own firearms in Florida; requiring universal background checks for firearm sales and enacting extreme risk protection orders in Virginia; and prohibiting firearms at election polling sites in Colorado. We registered hundreds of thousands of young voters, achieving 36% youth voter turnout in the 2018 midterms, the highest ever in a midterm election, and 50% youth voter turnout in the 2020 general election, including 100% voter turnout in the FL district that includes the University of Central Florida. We organized with communities to encourage states to invest in community violence intervention as a proven solution to reduce everyday shootings, and twelve states adopted this funding in 2021. We brought the NRA to its lowest favorability rating ever, and weakened it through legal action, resulting in an investigation by the New York Attorney General.
When we march, we make change. The failure of commonsense federal solutions to the gun violence epidemic rests squarely with Washington, where our leaders have refused to do their jobs and keep us alive. Young people and allies who support gun safety have done everything we’ve been asked to do to create change. If it takes mobilizing hundreds of thousands of Americans for Congress to budge on simple laws to stop mass death, we’re left with no other choice but to march.