Please see my previous post from 2/18/18 for additional context:
Saturday marked the first political march I’ve ever been a part of. Why did I decide to participate?
Because, I have had enough.
In 1999, the Columbine massacre struck a chord in me that has sent chills down my spine for almost two decades. That was 19 years ago, when I was 15. How could we not solve THAT? THEN? NOW?
My participation with friends in the March for Our Lives protest on Saturday in the capitol of the United States of America, was a wake-up call.
A wake-up call that the depressingly steady and consistent tolerance for gun violence, has ceased in America. We’re done. Enough.
This needed to happen sooner.
Looking around at the crowd on a beautiful March day I saw the future.
I realized in a fleeting moment Saturday that my generation had missed the mark, politically. That the next generation must act, because we didn’t. Because no one has acted… like this, on Saturday.
Gun violence tears at the heart and core of America. It literally kills its future. We must find common ground, pass effective gun control legislation, and ensure gun violence is prevented and reduced.
From my viewpoint, success here is only a handful of congressional votes away, to pass a national sensible gun control law. WE can do this! WE can make this happen and save the next generation from the unacceptable horrors of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas and Chicago.
It is time we all acted: Vote.
Let’s do this!
Scenes from the day: