Well over 5000 people crowded the south lawn of the Rhode Island State House for the March for Our Lives rally. Sister events were held in more than 840 places around the world, the main event being in Washington DC. Inspired by the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and the amazing activism of the student survivors there, a new wave of young people are calling for stricter gun laws and a renewed commitment to gun safety in the United States.
These events were “inspired by, created by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become far too familiar.”
Below is all the video from the speakers at the event, in order.
Sophia Capalbo, a senior at Johnson & Wales University and event organizer
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Tyler Alexander, a junior at Coventry High School
Halima Ibrahim, a 10th grader at the Islamic School of Rhode Island
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo
United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Devyn Hetu, a junior at Westerly High School.
United States Representative David Cicilline
Nathan Cornell, a sophomore at University of Rhode Island
United States Representative James Langevin
Nina Gregg, a sophomore in the Rhode Island School of Design and an alumnus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Representative Aaron Regunberg (Democrat, District 4, Providence)
Victoria Richard, 15, Smithfield High School
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Fall River student Virginia Nault
Silas Gibbins, freshman at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea
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