Gun violence prevention concert, STAY AMPED, featuring Fall Out Boy, G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, Lizzo, Cam, and Girl Be Heard will be held at The Anthem's 6,000-person venue in Washington, D.C., Friday, March 23rd, the night before March for Our Lives.
"I believe there's supposed to be like half a million people going and to just stand with that many people, it's an empowering feeling and it's hopefully very moving", Meek says.
"What we're doing is because we're not scared of these adults", Corin said, "because we have nothing to lose, we don't have an election to lose, we don't have a job to lose - we just have our lives to lose". The national march's website says 838 marches, rallies and related events will occur Saturday.
The students said, however, they are calling the shots.
Neff says she also helped organize Charlottesville travel for the massive Women's March on Washington after the Trump Inauguration past year.
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A group called HeadCount is sending roughly 5,000 volunteers to register people at 30 marches across the country.
Several student organizers have become mainstays on national TV, promoting the marches, and they landed on the cover of Time magazine.
"Being that we're out here, I feel like we can get our point across, and I can have some sort of justice for my brother because they're doing everything they".
"We can't ignore the issues of gun control that this tragedy raises".
As for the timing: We knew seeing guns would have a visceral impact on people, and we anticipated some would see it as "tone-deaf".
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The survivors of the Florida shooting "have created a movement that is going to shift the conversation on gun violence", Gonzalez said.
The march is expected to draw students, parents, and "anyone else who wants to come", she added.
On Saturday, hundreds of thousands are expected to take over the streets of Washington, D.C, demanding an end to gun violence and mass school shootings. "That we provide after school programs for our children and opportunities for enrichment of our young people", Marsha Gadsden, Director of Brooklyn Ascend Middle School, said. "We should march for our lives here".
Caruso, 21, said she is attending the march to build a network that can help statewide efforts in Nevada to tackle various issues in the gun violence debate. "We need to take action".
"It's an honor and a privilege to represent Vegas out here", she said.
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