FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., June 12, 2018 - Two years after the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL that killed 49 people and wounded 53 others, student advocates for gun safety joined with activists nationwide for the National Die-In. Members of Team ENOUGH, a Brady Campaign initiative created to engage and empower young voters around ending gun violence, traveled to Washington, DC to join the rally on Capitol Hill, where they lay motionless for 12 minutes in honor of the more than 700 people killed in mass shootings over the past two years.
Team ENOUGH executive council member and Houston March for Our Lives organizer Marcel McClinton stated:
“When I learned about this incredible event, I knew it was important for me to come to DC personally to join in support. The truth is that in America today, no community is safe from gun violence. We need to come together and find common sense solutions to this important issue, or next year, we’ll be back out here for even longer.”
Since launching in May, Team ENOUGH has signed up thousands of members in 47 states to work towards mobilizing young voters around gun violence prevention. The group will hold voter registration events throughout the summer, both through the national organization and through local Team ENOUGH groups. Team ENOUGH will also focus on engaging in communities where gun violence is a chronic, ongoing issue.
For more information or to join Team ENOUGH, please visit www.teamenough.org.
Formed in 2018, Team ENOUGH is a youth-led initiative that educates and mobilizes young Americans across the country on gun violence prevention. The group is supported by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence.