VISION + MISSION
We, the students of March For Our Lives: Boston, are joining youth across the country to demand that our lives are prioritized over access to guns. We seek to amplify and emphasize the voices of communities of color, who are both disproportionately affected by gun violence and silenced in their calls for reform. We refuse to be complicit in systems that perpetuate racial and economic inequalities and lead to gun violence. We are organizing and mobilizing our generation to raise our voices and take action in our communities by dismantling the roots of gun violence, supporting education and economic justice for youth and empowering young people in Massachusetts
Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a gun to save the lives of their students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.
This is not just about schools, though. This is about churches, nightclubs, concerts, movie theaters, airports—it’s everywhere. A child should not fear a bullet on their walk home. Although this movement has stemmed from children, we are not fighting for just children. All lives are precious, and our country must make the safety of its citizens a number one priority.
March For Our Lives was created by, inspired by, and led by the students of Parkland, but has since curated student allies of all ethnicities, religions and sexualities across the country. We will no longer sit and wait for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of gun violence.
The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to assure that no special interest group or political agenda is more critical than the timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country. We demand morally-just leaders to rise up from both parties in order to ensure public safety.
Universal, comprehensive background checks
Bringing the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) into the 21st century with a digitized, searchable database
Funds for the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to research the gun violence epidemic in America
High-capacity magazine ban
A ban on semi-automatic assault rifles
We came together on March 24th and through continued unity, we will save lives. We will not stop our advocacy until we see the change we demand – a change that is necessary in order to save innocent lives across our nation.