The March for Our Lives ended its national Road-To-Change bus tour on Sunday in Newtown, Connecticut, six months after the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school inspired protests calling for what activists say are common-sense gun reforms. Teenage activists took center stage Sunday as throngs of people gathered to hear them at the Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, ten minutes from Sandy Hook Elementary School. Among them was Natalie Barden, with the Junior Newtown Action Alliance, who lost a younger sibling in the shooting there six years ago. Tommy Murray, also with the Junior Newtown Action Alliance, called attention to his fellow teens from Parkland, who began the March for Our Lives movement in the days after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School there claimed 17 lives.
Morris County students will descend on Morristown on March 24 in a unified call with marchers across the country to end gun violence in schools. MORRISTOWN — Morris, Bergen and Passaic students active in the March For Our Lives movement will welcome Parkland, Florida students on a road tour to promote gun control and voter The students will gather for a "Picnic For Our Lives" event at Lidgerwood Park off James Street, Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. The free event, open to the public, will take on a festive feel with a DJ, barbecue and face-painting, but will also include discussions on gun control and voter registration, said Sarah Baum, a Marlboro High School graduate and co-founder of March For
It was the evening of Valentine's Day, but any plans Cameron Kasky had to celebrate had been obliterated a few hours before when a former classmate came to his high school to spray the hallways with bullets, leaving 17 dead bodies behind when he departed. March for Our Lives, the little band of teenagers Kasky lashed together that night over his cellphone to demand new gun laws, has swollen into a hydra-headed nonprofit corporation with a multimillion-dollar budget, offices in South Florida and Washington, and even its own lobbyist. The group, headed mostly by students from Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the Valentine's Day massacre, has staged one mega-protest in Washington D.C. in March that drew hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, and hundreds of smaller protests across a broad swath of the country from Tallahassee to Bismarck, N.D.