• Press Release

Two Years After the Uvalde Shooting

New York, NY — “Today marks two years since the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two of their teachers were brutally taken in a preventable tragedy. Seventeen children and teachers were also grievously injured, and an entire community was changed forever.  As we remember this horrific event, March for Our Lives stands in solidarity with the families and community of Uvalde, honoring the victims and survivors whose lives were forever changed, and we stand with them in the journey for action and accountability. May all those who lost their lives rest in power.

This horrific tragedy came just days after the shooting at the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, NY, and moved hundreds of thousands to march with March For Our Lives across the country to demand action. Following a second historic March in Washington, D.C, the demands of the millions of Americans who grieved alongside Uvalde were met with victory in the historic Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first piece of federal gun safety legislation in three decades. 

While the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is a significant step in the right direction, it is not nearly enough, and the state of Texas continues to stonewall the demands of families and survivors from Uvalde and across the state for transformative change and justice. We stand alongside families in Uvalde who continue to grieve and demand action, despite their unimaginable pain, to honor their beloved children. March For Our Lives will keep fighting alongside them, never accepting these tragedies as an inevitability in this country, and forever remembering the children and educators lost in Uvalde by fighting tooth and nail for an end to the scourge of gun violence.”