College Democrats Mobilize to Support Parkland Students in Fight for Common-Sense Gun Reform

February 23, 2018, Tallahassee, Fla. – College Democrats of America members are standing with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by organizing rallies, lobbying in Tallahassee, and demanding action. Florida College Democrats Political Director, Kathryn Casello, and College Democrats of America Communications Director, Sophia Ward, released the following statements:


“These rallies prove how powerful the voices of students, educators, and advocates are,” said Florida College Democrats Political Director Kathryn Casello. “The victims of the Parkland mass shooting deserve more than our thoughts and prayers; they deserve action and change. College students and youth are paying attention, and they will be voting in November.”


“As a born and bred Floridian, the Parkland shooting was already far too close to home, but having two younger brothers in Florida public schools right now made this even more of a nightmare,” said CDA Communications Director Sophia Ward. “I am committed to encouraging students across the nation to vote on election day and elect officials who will listen to voters and pass legislation that will make our schools safer.”   


Here’s a look at how College Democrats across Florida are joining the movement:


The Florida Atlantic University College Democrats organized a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting.



Source: University Press


At the University of Miami, College Democrats collected signatures on campus to urge their elected officials to act on gun reform.



Florida State University College Democrats marched to the state capitol in Tallahassee to demand common-sense gun reform.


Source: Andrew Salinero via Twitter


The University of Florida College Democrats are planning a rally in Gainesville on March 24th to urge action from elected officials on this issue.


Source: UF College Dems


The Barry University College Democrats organized an event on campus, where more than 100 students wrote to their representatives demanding change.



Source: Barry University College Dems Facebook



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