Parkland students plan the next stage in their gun control campaign


School is out, and on Monday student activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School announced the next phase of their movement that is a sweeping summer bus tour across 20 states to register young people to vote and campaign for deep reforms to the nation gun laws.

“A lot of people have slowly been less excited about voting because people have been getting tired of the political system, but the thing is, we can fix the system,” Cameron Kasky, a Stoneman Douglas student and one of the key leaders of the March for Our Lives movement, said as he announced the tour at the Parkland Ampitheater in Pine Trails Park, about two miles from their high school in Parkland, Fla.

“Our generation and the many generations that are helping us can change the game," Kasky said. "We do not have to surrender to dirty, awful politics. We can make it better and the best way to do that is to vote.”

Behind Kasky, more than 20 students held placards that said: “ROAD TO CHANGE.”

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