What We Do

From direct action, to installations, we do what it takes to make change.

Our no-nonsense strategy

Using a diversity of tactics, we’re making sure our leaders can’t look away from the crisis of gun violence in America. From mobilizing youth voters in elections up and down the ballot to turn out record numbers of young people to vote, to creative activations that force our leaders to face the epidemic of gun violence head on, we’re flipping the script on business-as-usual. We’re pulling out a seat for ourselves at the table so that young people have a say in building a future free of gun violence in all its forms. 

Here’s how we do it.

We March for Our Lives

In 2018, we organized the largest youth-led march in fifty years. Then we did it again in 2022.

We Marched again

We hold our leaders accountable.

From local leaders to the President of the United States, we fight to put our champions into office and hold them accountable to their promises. Thanks to our advocacy, we’ve seen Congress dedicate over $1 billion to lifesaving community violence intervention programs, the creation of the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, new rules regulating ghost guns and much more.

These victories are thanks to constant meetings with legislators and the White House, public pressure through direct action and online campaigns, and staying involved with our coalition partners in gun violence prevention. We hold leaders on both sides of the aisle accountable and will always fight for a seat for young people at the table.

300+

Gun safety laws passed since we first marched in 2018

2 mil+

Youth voters engaged, and counting

We create cultural change.

It shouldn’t take a shooting in our schools, places of worship, shopping centers, theaters, or communities to create conversation and action around gun violence. That’s why a large part of our work is building moments that generate dialogue to encourage action on gun violence prevention outside of this tragic cycle.

From two historic national marches to art installations that span the National Mall, and even in the small moments when we knock on doors or organize our peers, we’re ushering a sea change in how Americans think about gun safety. We’re expanding what it means to fight for gun safety to include not just universal background checks and an assault weapons ban but also universal healthcare, an end to police violence, accessible mental health care, and so much more to address gun violence at its root—long before anyone chooses to pick up a gun to hurt themselves or others.

Since we first marched in 2018, our ongoing and consistent work has led to continued elevated support for gun safety laws and reshaped the political landscape. An entire generation of young people has stepped up to the plate, and we’re already making change.