Well said, Darren! These passionate, articulate, smart young people are speaking from their heart.darrencriss
: Proud to have joined so many Americans that came together today for #MarchForOurLives
. Was so inspired to be standing in front of City Hall in Los Angeles, listening to the rousing words of kids half the age of most of the people that work there- being the leaders of this important movement. This kind of mass civic engagement has the power to make serious change if we hold on to what we felt today and bring it to the voting booth. #VoteThemOut
More than 800 March for Our Lives rallies took place around the world. So amazing, so inspiring! Event organizers estimate more than half-million people attended the Washington D.C. rally. If you believe in the cause of these students, of their fight to save lives from senseless gun violence, please, please register to vote now, if you have not yet done so.
I will repeat the link for the website of March For Our Lives which will direct you how to register to vote in your state--go to the end of this post. I also will list the link for Rock the Vote which will also direct you how to register to vote in your state at the end of this post.
NBC News wrote:
March For Our Lives pushes to expand the voter rolls across the country
March 24, 2018
At many of the March for Our Lives events across the United States on Saturday, speakers reminded the hundreds of thousands of people in attendance that there was an important way they could push for gun reform: register to vote and go to the polls.
According to many of the student speakers at the Washington rally, voting is the only way to pressure politicians to propose legislation that would meet the movement's demands, which include universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
“Let’s take this to our local legislators and let’s take this to midterm elections," said David Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who helped organize the march. "Because without the persistent heat, without the persistence of voters and Americans everywhere getting out to every election, democracy will not flourish.”
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“The engagement has really increased and I think it’s an awareness,” said [Diane] Burrows [vice president of League of Women Voters in New York], who said the group had probably registered hundreds of geographically diverse voters. “People are really understanding the power of the vote and that’s what’s really motivating a lot of them. They’re figuring out the importance and power of civic engagement.”
Voter registration is the first option offered by the website of the March for Our Lives movement — powered by Rock the Vote, a progressive organization that encourages young people to vote — and visitors are given the ability to download “voter registration toolkits,” which are state specific.
Hogg told MSNBC on Saturday that the movement plans to continue to engage prospective voters and legislators.
“We have another national school walkout on April 20, on the anniversary of Columbine, where students are going to be walking out,” [David] Hogg said, referring to the Columbine High School massacre in which 13 were killed in 1999. “And hopefully they’ll organize it in their own communities, so they can walk out and register to vote."
Looking west, people fill Pennsylvania Avenue during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control, on March 24, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon, AP)
New York City
Participants take part in the March for Our Lives Rally in New York on March 24, 2018. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
People carry signs and chant as they participate in a March for our Lives rally in Chicago. (Photo: TANNEN MAURY, EPA-EFE)
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, center, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, right, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, right in blue, join demonstrators during a March for Our Lives on Saturday in Houston. (Photo: David J. Phillip, AP)
U.S. Rep. John Lewis leads a march of thousands through the streets of Atlanta on Saturday. (Photo: Ron Harris, AP)
March For Our Lives marchers make their way to the Pentacrest on March 24, 2018 in Iowa City, Iowa. David Scrivner, Iowa City Press-Citizen via USA TODAY NETWORK
Thousands of Milwaukee students, adults and community advocates for change participate in March For Our Lives, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 24, as part of other marches across the country to pressure for gun measures following the Parkland shootings. RIck Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK
Supporters of stricter gun control stage a "die in" during a solidarity rally with March For Our Lives outside the U.S. Embassy in London on Saturday. (Photo: Neil Hall, EPA-EFE)
French and Americans hold anti-gun posters as they gather near the Eiffel Tower on the Trocadero square in support of the March For Our Lives movement, in Paris, France, on Saturday. (Photo: CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON, EPA-EFE)
Source (of pics): https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/03/24/aerial-images-around-world-shows-scope-march-our-lives/455891002/For information of how to REGISTER TO VOTE IN YOUR STATE, go here:
You may also go here:https://www.rockthevote.org/register-to-vote/