The March for Our Lives rallies showed just how powerful young people can be.
“Since this movement began people have asked me, ‘Do you think any change is going to come from this?' Look around. We are the change.” Cameron Kasky, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student, stated, “The march is not the climax of this movement. It is the beginning.”
Stoneman Douglas student survivor Aalayah Eastmond stated, “Although it’s been 38 days since the Parkland shooting, nothing has changed. And we need change now.”
“We as students, as youths, decided that if adults weren’t going to take action, we would.” Alex Wind, another student survivor stated. “People believe that the youth of this country are insignificant. People believe that the youths have no voice. To those people that tell us that teenagers can’t do anything, I say that we were the only people that could’ve made this movement possible.”
“Remember these faces. Remember us. And how we’re making a change.” Edna Chavez, who lost her brother to gun violence stated.
The rally definitely proved that the students are not backing down on gun reform — hopefully all their actions will inspire lawmakers to enact the proper regulations to keep more kids safe.