Parkland shooting survivors begin voter drive aimed at young people in swing states

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    March For Our Lives, the anti-gun violence group started by survivors of deadly school shooting, is kicking off a voter registration drive in order to encourage young people, especially those in red and swing states, to vote in the November elections.

    Vote For Our Lives: Our Power in the States will combine online rallies and stops in Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Houston, Phoenix, Detroit, Denver, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Raleigh, N.C., over the next several weeks to register new voters.

    “Our Power in the States will feature public art interventions to raise awareness on the systemic issues that intersect with our mission of gun violence prevention, including racial injustice, immigration, healthcare and economic inequality,” the group’s website reads.

    “We know that if young people vote, we can change elections and futures. We’ll be registering people online and in-person at our art interventions (while staying safe and socially distant). And we’ll make sure those folks turn out to make history, whether in-person or by mail.”

    Rock the Vote, Sunrise Movement, Voto Latino, International Indigenous Youth Council and NextGen America are also participating in the venture.

    The group, founded by survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018, previously held voter registration drives during rallies prior to the 2018 midterms.



    SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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