Ahead of the highly anticipated “March For Our Lives” event in Washington, DC this coming weekend, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student survivors front TIME Magazine‘s latest cover!
March organizers Jaclyn Corin, Alex Wind, Emma González, Cameron Kasky and David Hogg mean business on this all important cover where they have been advocating for stricter gun laws following the tragic shooting at their school last month
“Most of these kids cannot vote, order a beer, make a hotel reservation or afford a pizza without pooling some of their allowance…. Yet over the past month, these students have become the central organizers of what may turn out to be the most powerful grassroots gun-reform movement in nearly two decades,” author of the piece Charlotte Alter wrote.
“How a movement catches fire is always a mystery,” she continues. “But the Parkland kids seem matched for this moment. They’re young enough to be victimized by a school shooting, but old enough to shape the aftermath.”
“We’re going to show these politicians that we’re coming for them,” says Hogg. Kasky is more ambitious. “The world failed us,” he says, “and we’re here to make a new one that’s going to be easier on the next generation. If you’re against that, then get out.”