Your DGB for today is to find a way to support the March for Our Lives, organized by the student-led #NeverAgain movement.
You know by now how this usually goes: a bunch of innocent kids/concert-goers/parishioners die in a hail of bullets, the country recoils in horror, folks beg lawmakers to DO SOMETHING, politicians offer thoughts & prayers, and nothing happens. Lather, rinse, repeat. Not this time. The kids at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High said, “oh, HELLLLLL no” and many Americans are following their lead. The movement is organizing the March for Our Lives for March 24th in Washington, DC, and over 400 satellite marches have sprung up. When you go to the march’s website, you can donate, pick up merch, and find a march in your area.
Instead of disappearing from the news cycle, the issue of gun violence is staying visible. You can tell how effective the student-led activism has been by how vicious the response from the NRA is. They’re panicking. This is our moment, folks. Grab it.