Two youth-led organizations have planned an event to remember the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, which last year prompted widespread activism from teens around the country.
Emotional testimony and harsh clashes marked a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
The hearing was called so committee members could take testimony on H.R. 8, a bill that would require federal background checks for nearly all gun sales.
Imploring lawmakers to "give her generation a chance," 17-year-old Aalayah Eastmond inspired a standing ovation following her testimony Wednesday at the first congressional hearing on gun violence in eight years.
Everyone is talking about embroiled comedian Louis C.K. yet again – and not in a good way.
The 51-year-old comedian earned criticism from the Twitterverse as well as the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, after a comedy writer's tweet shared on Sunday reportedly featured portions of the C.K.'s new stand-up set that included jokes about the students.
The question was not rhetorical.
“What the hell has happened to our country?” Steven Glassman, a local city commissioner, shouted at perspiring Democrats last week — kick-starting a parking-lot rally that would include police intervention during a shoving match over National Rifle Association signage; a conspiracy theorist with a bullhorn taunting a former United States attorney general; and a sway-along version of “We Are the World” that felt ironic in hindsight.
When a gunman killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February, student survivors were soon embroiled in a heated national debate over gun control. They took up their newfound activism with pride, organizing school walkouts and protests, holding voter registration rallies, and leading an movement of eager young people, many born in the aftermath of Columbine, who had had enough.
On Tuesday, when Americans go to the polls for the midterm elections, survivors of the Parkland shooting and millions of young voters they helped mobilize will cast their first ballots.
Sentiments of inclusiveness and empowerment rang through the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College early Tuesday evening as a group of impassioned teenagers took to the stage to examine gun violence and reform in the United States.
The teenage panelists spoke in depth both about their motivations behind activism as well as what they believe to be the causes of gun violence.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Everyone’s talking about the fight to get suburban women’s votes. But some suburban women, both Republican and Democrat, in one southern California congressional district say politicians aren’t focusing enough on the issues that matter to them — mental health and housing costs.
They have different view on the problems, but the agree that their views are on the back burner even as politicians attempt to attract them in the midterm elections.
Rani Janes, 48, lives in Santa Clarita, which is one of three valleys in the California’s 25th Congressional District. She takes care of her eight children and one granddaughter at home.
Team Enough is creating an inclusive platform for young people to speak out about gun violence prevention.
When James Shaw Jr. lunged for a crazed gunman, wrestling an AR-15-style rifle from the man's hands and tossing it behind the counter at a terrorized Waffle House, he unexpectedly launched himself into a role he never could have imagined.
Within hours, Shaw Jr. was being heralded as a hero for his bravery.
“If this was a normal year, I would probably be spending it preparing for the SAT or going to a movie theater with friends. But I lost all normality on February 14th; I lost all innocence,” she told a group of about two dozen volunteers outside Kim’s Willingboro campaign office.
Thursday night, in the courtyard of a La Jolla Farms home high above Black’s Beach, four Parkland kids, survivors of their schools Valentine’s Day massacre, symbolized the change that’s got to be coming to a country in love with guns like no other but at the same time sick of gun violence like no other.
Hundreds gathered at a youth-organized protest in front of the NRA’s headquarters, where local chapters of the Brady Campaign have protested monthly since the Sandy Hook massacre.
Every day, eight children are killed or hurt from family fire in homes, and 4.6 million children live in houses with fully loaded guns. MSNBC covers a Brady initiative that addresses a devastating public health issue.
Dazed’s summer issue features profiles of youth advocates from all over the country. Find out what inspires them, and take action with Team Enough.
A protest in front of the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, marked what would have been the birthday of a teenager killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
A block party event featured Team Enough students advocating for common-sense measures to stop gun violence.
Team Enough Executive Council member Robert Schentrup, whose sister was one of the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting, spoke at a March for Our Lives event in Orlando to emphasize the importance of voting in the fight life-saving gun laws.