CNN’s “State of the Union,” brought on survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and has them explain how they plan to hold a nationwide protest against republicans who take money from the NRA.
Cameron Kasky stated,”The reason we are starting March for our Lives and doing this on March 24 is we’ve been hearing a lot that this is not the time to talk about gun control and we can respect that. We’ve lost people. It’s important to mourn. Here’s the time to talk about gun March 24. My message for the people in office is, you’re either with us or against us. We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around. And we have received endless support from your generation, and we thank everybody for that immensely because we really appreciate it. We don’t need you. On March 24, you are going to be seeing students in every single major city marching, and we have our lives on the line here and at the end of the day that is going to be what’s bringing us to victory and to making some sort of right out of this tragedy. This is about us begging for our lives. This isn’t about the GOP. This isn’t about Democrats. This is about us creating a badge of shame for any politicians accepting money from the NRA and using us as collateral.”
David Hogg also said, “I hope that the American public takes action. We’ve sat around for too long being inactive in our political climate, and as a result, children have died. It’s time for us to stand up and take action and hold our elected officials responsible. If our elected officials are not willing to stand up and say I’m not going to take money from the NRA because children are dying they shouldn’t be in office and they won’t be in office because this is a midterm year and this is the change we need.”