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Fri Mar 23, 2018, 07:18 PM

Teen Vogue Gun Control issue: Brilliant Op-ed by Emma Gonzalez - great video also.



Why This Generation Needs Gun Control

In an exclusive op-ed for Teen Vogue's gun control issue, Parkland survivor and activist Emma González shares why young people are stepping up for gun control.

On Wednesday, February 14, 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were gunned down on the campus where I also attend school. Their names were Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jaime Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsay, Carmen Schentrup, Alex Schachter, and Peter Wang. Our lives and our community are forever changed due to this senseless tragedy — one we know could have been prevented.

Since that day, many fellow survivors and I have not kept quiet. We have taken the media by storm through appearances and interviews, met with state and federal lawmakers to beg them to enact much stricter gun control laws, and been joined in protest by students around the nation and the world who’ve held school walkouts and demonstrations that exhibit the energy and power of young people in full force.

In just a few weeks’ time, we, the youth of the United States, have built a new movement to denounce gun violence and call for safety in all of our communities.
And this is only the beginning.

Much more at link.
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/emma-gonzalez-parkland-gun-control-cover

Includes some amazing videos, and check out the links at the bottom of the article on other student activists. Extraordinary.

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Reply Teen Vogue Gun Control issue: Brilliant Op-ed by Emma Gonzalez - great video also. (Original post)
Amaryllis Mar 2018 OP
malaise Mar 2018 #1
Cha Mar 2018 #2
Amaryllis Mar 2018 #3
Hav Mar 2018 #4
RandomAccess Mar 2018 #5
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #6
hibbing Mar 2018 #7
herding cats Mar 2018 #8
2left4u Mar 2018 #9
NBachers Mar 2018 #12
Lucinda Mar 2018 #10
Sancho Mar 2018 #11
AnotherDreamWeaver Mar 2018 #13
struggle4progress Mar 2018 #14
Sunriser13 Mar 2018 #15

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 07:24 PM

1. Get thee to the greatest page

Excellent!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 07:28 PM

2. Mahalo.. poignantly beautiful!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 07:29 PM

3. It brought me to tears.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 07:47 PM

4. "We the Wounded of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Future.."

That was a very well-written article, a fitting representation of an amazing group of young people. The ability to express themselves in contrast to the sitting President is so striking. The generations before them have failed them, mainly motivated by low and unworthy causes, so they have no choice but to fight the battle themselves.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 08:11 PM

5. Teen Vogue is an AMAZING, quite liberal magazine

 

I've been amazed at their work. Haven't seen it recently in my Twitter feed (but don't spend much time on Twitter, so maybe it's my fault).

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:20 PM

6. K & R

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:23 PM

7. Holy crap

That is strong. Lead the way kids, because the adults of the ruling class have failed us all.

Peace

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:38 PM

8. Intense and powerful!

Wow! I'm speechless.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:58 PM

9. LOL

 

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Response to 2left4u (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 10:42 PM

12. You know, I should probably ignore you, but I gotta ask, what're you laughing out loud about?

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 10:15 PM

10. KNR

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Fri Mar 23, 2018, 10:20 PM

11. Awesome...

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Sat Mar 24, 2018, 11:38 PM

13. Yes, great & powerful videos there. n/t

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Sat Mar 24, 2018, 11:45 PM

14. I wonder if we can win by 5 million popular votes and still lose the electoral college

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 12:46 AM

15. Emma Gonzalez is such a powerful young woman! You go, girl!

Love this!

"We the Wounded of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Future, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common People, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Generations to Come, do ordain and establish this March for the United States of America."

I fully expect to see quite a few of these kids in positions of true power and influence, now and in the future.

This is looking like the generation to take back America, and work on getting it right. Many of these kids will be old enough to vote quite soon, and they're riled up enough to be sure to do it. The ones who have to wait a year or two are likelier to register and vote with much more knowledge of who and what they're voting for than many people have been in a long time.

Proud to see these kids, the young men and women who are our future, standing up and showing up...

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