On March 24th, 2018, thousands gathered in big cities for the March For Our Lives. March For Our Lives was described as a “student-led demonstration in support of tighter gun control that took place on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., with over 800 sibling events throughout the United States and around the world.” Many supporters of the Second Amendment felt left out and immediately shut down in the national conversation.  Thus, ideas that celebrated and helped to protect our rights as citizens were born, including the new effort, March For Our Rights.

The March For Our Right’s mission to preserve America’s founding principles, and that self-determination and the ability to defend life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are protected. Supporters of this effort want to take to the street to show support for America’s founding documents, especially the Constitution; to bring awareness to the cConstitution and intentions of the Founding Fathers. The group wants to show that not all of the youth of America advocate for the destruction of the Second Amendment. March for our Rights is a grassroots organization that is student led. There are many ways you can support March For Our Rights in your community and online including:

  • Organize your own sister march in your location

  • Donate

  • Share on social media

  • Attend the march

  • Volunteer at a march,which includes set up, clean up, and sharing flyers

The organization does not condone violence at their marches and hopes that this march will spark a productive conversation on the Second Amendment and United States Constitution.

March For Our Rights started on March 26th 2018, when a student from Illinois posted on Facebook with the idea of a “March for Our Rights.” The idea was immediately loved by many. Everyone started to get to work. They decided that the national marches would be Los Angeles and Washington DC. There are now over 20 marches being organized nationwide. There are even marches being held out of the country in countries such as Australia and Canada.

The group launched their social media and website​ three days later and their Instagram blew up. In just two days, they had reached over four thousand followers, and now have over ten thousand. The group recently applied to become a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501 (c) (4). The executive board is entirely student led, and are either in high school or college across the nation, with the youngest member being fourteen and the oldest twenty two. The group is tired of seeing the left get away with the indoctrination of today’s youth, and their peers and their constitutional rights being infringed upon. They have high hopes that this march will help to change that.

The Marches are happening nation-wide on July 7th 2018.

Michele D.
Michele is a contributor from Los Angeles CA. When she is not doing homework or at school she is either kickboxing, watching NCIS:LA, or on FFL.

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