Last Saturday was powerful, but the real work lays ahead. Our communities face daily gun violence. We need change and can’t wait any longer. Change happens by making sure we have power at the polls in November. So at March For Our Lives, we set out with our Respect My Vote! team of amazing spokespeople and an army of hundreds of volunteers to register young voters.
Vic Mensa and Wanda Durant joined us in D.C. to inspire our volunteers, and Common and Kanye West were at the march showing Hip Hop’s support for the movement. When all was said and done, with our partners Headcount, Rock the Vote and Voto Latino, we registered over 1,500 voters from more than 40 states. That’s power.
This movement is not about political party. It’s about lives and justice for our communities. It’s about empowerment of young people heading to the polls. Make sure you’re ready to create this change by registering to vote.
As we continue to March For Our Lives – lives like Stephon Clark’s – let’s stay focused, stay organized, and prepare for what’s next. Join us, make sure you’re registered and prepared for November.
Check out some of the powerful images from Saturday and make sure you’re prepared for what comes next.