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FEATURING CHRISSY WATSON AND PHILIP GERMAIN – It’s been more than a week since a 19-year old gunman massacred 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida with an assault rifle. While most of us expected this would be a school shooting like any other where politicians offer their thoughts and prayers and then turn back to using the campaign cash and talking points of the NRA, this time around, the reaction has been different.

Survivors of the Parkland shooting have refused to remain silent and students and parents have launched organizations, led walkouts, confronted lawmakers at town hall meetings, and challenged President Trump and the Republican Party on their allegiance to the NRA over the lives of ordinary people.

Trump held a “listening session” with students and parents earlier in the week. His solution to solving the problem of gun violence on campuses is to arm teachers for which he is being widely denounced.

The Parkland survivors have said, “Never Again.” Will their plea be heard?

For information on March for Our Lives Los Angeles, visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LAmarchforourlives/, on Twitter @March4RlivesLA, and Instagram march4rlivesla. For national rallies visit www.marchforourlives.com.

Chrissy Watson, organizer of March for Our Lives Los Angeles, Philip Germain, Political Science major attending College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita.

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