Months after Parkland shooting, student survivors cast their first ballots

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.