Tag Archives: activism

Parkland Activists Feature On TIME Magazine Cover

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Parkland students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School made the cover of the next issue of TIME magazine. Standing above the headline “ENOUGH’’ in the April 2 issue are Jaclyn Corin, Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky and David Hogg. The story, titled “The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough,” captures snapshots of the students’ ...

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DC Mayor Teams Up With Justin Timberlake In Promo Clip For Washington’s Anti-Gun March [VIDEO]

NBC News Washington reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and singer Justin Timberlake teamed up to welcome the thousands of protesters who are expected to descend on the District for the “March for Our Lives” rally Saturday. “As mayor of Washington, D.C., I’m pleased to welcome students and families supporting the ‘March for our Lives’ this Saturday,” Bowser says in a ...

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Kate Kendell Steps Down After 22 Years Heading NCLR

Karen Ocamb reports at the Los Angeles Blade: LGBT politicos nationwide were struck by the March 15 announcement that National Center for Lesbian Rights executive director Kate Kendell was stepping down after more than 22 years of service advancing social and economic justice through the lens of LGBT civil rights. “Kate literally changed the world. Her leadership in advancing the ...

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Parkland’s David Hogg Promotes Anti-Gun March: What If Politicians Weren’t The Bitch Of The NRA? [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Ahead of next week’s March For Our Lives, Parkland student David Hogg wonders in an ad touting the event, “What if our politicians weren’t the bitch of the NRA?” The ad includes a clip of the White House meeting post-Parkland high school murder of 17 students and staff, in which President Donald Trump told some Republicans they were ...

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Students Walkout Nationwide For Gun Control [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Students across the country and around the globe are coming together in a National School Walkout today in a call on Congress to pass tighter gun control laws. The ENOUGH National School Walkout is taking place exactly one month after the mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people and sent shock waves across ...

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Washington DC Braces For Massive Anti-Gun March

Washington’s WTOP reports: Hundreds of thousands are expected to flood D.C. for the “March for Our Lives” gun control rally later this month coinciding with an influx of visitors to the Cherry Blossom Festival. As as result, Metro is urging potential riders to order SmarTrip cards online this week. Metro plans to run near-rush-hour service from opening at 7 a.m. ...

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Florida GOP Rep: Don’t Listen To Student Activists Because Adults Make The Laws, Not Children [VIDEO]

This rant from Tuesday is blowing up today. Carbonated reports: Florida State Rep. Elizabeth Porter is not a fan of young activists. The Republican lawmaker made it clear when she went on criticizing her colleagues who support students protesting against existing gun laws, stating it was an “adult’s” job to make policies. “We’ve been told that we need to listen ...

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NYC Pride 2018 Grand Marshal: Billie Jean King

New York City Pride today announced that tennis legend and LGBT activist Billie Jean King will be the grand marshal of this year’s Pride parade. As someone said just now on my Facebook page, “Take THAT, Margaret Court!” Rather interestingly, this year’s parade will also reverse its traditional direction. From the press release: This year’s NYC Pride March also undergoes ...

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Adam Rippon: I’m Ready To Meet With Pence [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon says he’s prepared to meet with Vice President Mike Pence following their spat last month during the Winter Games. “Now is the right time,” Rippon said. “You don’t get to make any sort of change if you don’t try to at least try to reach across [the political aisle].” Rippon said he doesn’t ...

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Modern Family Cast: March For Parkland [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: The cast of Modern Family is saying #NeverAgain to gun violence in America. In an exclusive PSA for Everytown for Gun Safety, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara and Ariel Winter come together to stand with the survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School ...

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ORLANDO: Pulse And Parkland Survivors Meet [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Survivors of the mass shootings at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub and a South Florida high school embraced Wednesday outside the club where 49 people were killed nearly two years ago. “We’re all family,” said Neema Bahrami, who was an event manager at Pulse at the time of the attack. Pulse survivors, wearing shirts that read “We Will ...

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Students Are Giving The Liberal Redneck Hope On Guns

Raw Story reports: Is it national heart-wrenching tragedy day again? That’s the question in a new video from liberal redneck Trae Crowder, the comedian and vlogger, who has again taken on gun control laws. He’s sick of talking about it. “Time really does fly when you’re living in a fucking hellscape,” he says. “How are we even supposed to have ...

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Civil Rights Group Issues “Funeral Home” Ad To Highlight LGBT Issues Before SCOTUS In Bakery Case

As we await the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, a sobering ad has been released in support of public accommodations rights for LGBT Americans. From the Movement Advancement Project: Inspired by a real legal case, Funeral Home, produced by MAP as part of the Open to All campaign, depicts a grieving widow who has just lost her ...

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Jimmy Fallon Hails Parkland Students: This Is A Real Revolution And I Will March With You In DC [VIDEO]

“What they had to live through, and what they have to live with, is something that I can’t even imagine. What the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are doing is unbelievable. They’re speaking out with more guts, passion, conviction and common sense than most adults They’re creating change. They’re high school students and it’s beyond impressive. This is ...

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Parkland Students Launch #WhatIf Campaign [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: After 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at their school, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are launching a social media campaign to raise awareness and pressure Congress to act on gun control. They are encouraging students across the country to create and share their own videos using #WhatIf and #NeverAgain. Students ...

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Parkland Activist Emma Gonzalez Now Has Twice The Twitter Following Of The NRA, More Than Dana Loesch

USA Today reports: A high school senior who survived the mass shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida two weeks ago now has nearly twice as many followers on Twitter as the National Rifle Association. Emma Gonzalez, a high school senior, has become one of the most prominent voices calling for gun control legislation following the attack, which ...

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Organizers Plan For 500K At DC Gun Protest March

Considering recent marches, this seems possible: Organizers of a rally against mass shootings planned for next month in Washington are expecting up to 500,000 attendees, according to an event permit application. The application filed this week with the National Park Service indicates the “March For Our Lives” will be March 24, although a location hasn’t been determined. The rally, organized ...

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Students Descend On Rick Scott’s Office [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Student protesters delivered a petition and chanted slogans in the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Wednesday ahead of meetings between the governor and students from the Parkland high school affected by last week’s school shooting. A spokeswoman for Scott’s office confirmed to The Hill that protesters delivered a petition and demanded an audience from ...

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Oprah And Clooneys To Give $1M To Student Marches

The Associated Press reports: Oprah Winfrey says she will match George and Amal Clooney’s $500,000 donation to students organizing marches against gun violence after a mass shooting in Florida. The media mogul tweeted from her verified account Tuesday night that the student organizers remind her of civil rights activists in the 1960s “who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our ...

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John Oliver Hails Parkland Survivors [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: John Oliver‘s return to screens with the new season of Last Week Tonight began on a sombre note, addressing the “heartbreaking events” that took place in Parkland, Florida, last Wednesday.  “These events are now so familiar,” Oliver commented. “We basically automatically know how each side will play out.” “But this time felt slightly different,” he continued. “Because ...

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