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See When the March For Our Lives Summer Tour Will Be Near You

See when the March For Our Lives summer tour will come to a city near you.

 

Between June and August 2018, March For Our Lives–the advocacy group created by survivors of the Valentine’s Day shooting at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida–is conducting its Road to Change tour.

 

They intend to register as many young people to vote as possible and encourage them to come out and vote in the 2018 midterm elections, which take place on Tuesday, November 6.

 

The tour started in Chicago on June 15 and will make more than 50 stops in more than 20 states. It will also hold events in all 27 of Florida’s Congressional districts.

 

As we prepare this post, only the June dates are listed on the March For Our Lives website, with a note that July and August dates are “coming soon.”

 

June stops will focus on the American midwest and will include St. Louis, Missouri; Sioux City, Iowa; Janesville, Wisconsin (home of Speaker of the House, Republican Paul Ryan); Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Bismarck, North Dakota, among others.

 

See the link to Road to Change tour dates:

https://marchforourlives.com/tour/

 

 

See the main page for March For Our Lives:

https://marchforourlives.com

 

 

See its Take Action page:

https://marchforourlives.com/take-action/

 

Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the button on the upper right of the page. And tell your friends about the blog!

 

Donate to the March For Our Lives Action Fund:

https://marchforourlives.com/donate/

 

 

Register to vote through March For Our Lives:

https://marchforourlives.com/vote-for-our-lives/

 

 

Like March For Our Lives on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/marchforourlives

 

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@AMarch4OurLives

 

 

Read news stories about the unveiling of the March for Change tour:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/16/us/parkland-students-tour-chicago-rally/index.html?utm_source=twCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-06-17T01%3A30%3A11&utm_term=image

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/16/620486174/parkland-survivors-launch-tour-to-register-young-voters-and-get-them-out-in-nove?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180616

 

 

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Organize a March For Our Lives: 50 Miles More Event in Your State (If You’re a High School Student)

Are you a student? Organize a March for Our Lives: 50 Miles More event in your state.

 

In late March 2018, a group of about 50 high school students in Wisconsin marched from Madison to Janesville, the home base of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, to protest Congressional inaction on common-sense gun laws.

 

The students were inspired by March for Our Lives, the movement started by the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas attack in Parkland, Florida, as well as the 1965 Selma to Montgomery civil rights march, which spanned 54 miles.

 

Their website states the following demands:

  • Military-style weapons, and all weapons of war, should be banned from civilian society.
  • All accessories that turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons, such as bump stocks, should be banned.
  • Four day waiting period on all gun purchases.
  • Require background checks on all gun sales.
  • Raise the legal purchasing age of all guns to 21.

 

The Wisconsinites completed their march on March 28. Now they’re asking their peers in other states to follow their example and host similar events before the mid-term elections in 2018.

 

If you are a high school student who wants to plan a march in your home state, fill out the form on the page below, and someone will contact you:

 

Host your own #50MilesMore march:

https://50milesmore.org/host-march/

 

 

See the main 50 Miles More website:

https://50milesmore.org

 

 

See the 50 Miles More Mission Statement:

https://50milesmore.org/about-us/#50MM-MISSION

 

 

See the 50 Miles More Policy Demands page:

https://50milesmore.org/about-us/#50MM-POLICYDEMANDS

 

 

Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the blue button on the upper right or checking the About & Subscribe page. And tell your friends about the blog!

 

 

Donate to 50 Miles More:

https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/donate-support-50-miles-more-march-for-our-lives?source=direct_link&

 

 

Like 50 Miles More on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/50MilesMore/

 

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@50MilesMore

 

 

Read about the original Wisconsin 50 Miles More march:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/03/27/wisconsin-students-marching-50-miles-paul-ryans-hometown-action-gun-laws/461407002/

 

 

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Learn More Ways to Support Students and Staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Site of the February 2018 Shooting (Update March 18, 2018)

Learn ways to support Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, site of the Valentine’s Day 2018 shooting that killed 17 and injured 14.

 

Earlier we published a blog post on GoFundMe pages for the families of victims of the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

 

This is a landing page for merchandise and fundraisers that help students and staff of the school.

 

Update, March 2018: Staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and members of its Gridiron Club have created a GoFundMe for a scholarship to commemorate Coach Aaron Feis, one of three teachers and coaches who lost their lives in the Valentine’s Day 2018 shooting. As of March 18, 2018, the page counted pledges of $10,545 against a goal of $50,000. The page also lists the criteria for the proposed scholarship.

https://www.gofundme.com/thecoachaaronfeisscholarshipfund

 

 

Also, Anthony Borges, a 15-year-old student who was shot five times while trying to close and lock a classroom that held at least 20 other people, is still hospitalized. On March 8, 2018, doctors sent him back to intensive care; ten days later, it is unclear if he has become well enough to leave.

 

Read news articles about Borges, his heroic actions, and his hospitalization:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-reg-florida-school-shooting-borges-condition-20180308-story.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article200906464.html

 

Borges faces more operations, and his medical bills will be large and daunting. As of March 18, 2018, a GoFundMe set up to help him and his family has collected just over $700,000 against a goal of $1 million:

https://www.gofundme.com/anthonyborges

 

 

Purchase #MSDStrong merchandise from the school’s official store. You can also sponsor a shirt for an MSD student (please be patient while waiting for delivery; packing and shipping is a volunteer-led effort):

http://www.msdstrong.us/support-msd.html

 

 

While it’s well-known that MSD students are planning a March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2018, less well-known is the fact that a March for Our Lives event will happen in Parkland, Florida on that day.

Donate to the Parkland, Florida March for Our Lives event through its GoFundMe page (as of March 4, 2018, it had raised more than $13,000 toward its goal of $500,000):

https://www.gofundme.com/mfolparkland

 

Follow the Parkland March for Our Lives event on Twitter:

@ForParkland

 

 

The student journalism program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School opened a GoFundMe on the day of the shooting. Its projects include the school yearbook. As of March 4, 2018, the page had just exceeded its goal of $30,000, but it remains open:

https://www.gofundme.com/stoneman-douglas-yearbooks

 

 

While it appeared in the OTYCD post on the MSD victims GoFundMes, we’re repeating the link to the MSD Victims’ Fund page. The money raised will help the victims and survivors of the attack. As of March 4, 2018, it had reached $2.6 million of its $3 million goal:

https://www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund

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Help DC Local Ambassadors House Students Coming to Washington for the March for Our Lives

Help DC Local Ambassadors house students who are coming to Washington, D.C., for the March for Our Lives event on March 24, 2018.

 

Founded in 2017, DC Local Ambassadors helps organizations that plan marches and protests in D.C. by offering volunteers and helping with logistics.

 

Their current project is helping students who come to the city for the March for Our Lives pro-gun safety event arrange housing for the nights of March 23 and 24.

 

 

If you live in Washington, D.C., and can host out-of-town students, fill out the form at this link (you must be over the age of 21, have sufficient space, and must live in walking distance to public transportation):

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ForLodgingHost

 

 

If you are a student coming to D.C. for March for Our Lives and need housing, fill out the form at this link (the deadline is March 18, 2018):

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ForLodgingGuest

 

 

Also see the main March for Our Lives lodging page:

https://www.dcambs.org/lodging

 

 

If you don’t have the space, you can still volunteer in other ways with DC Local Ambassadors:

http://dcambs.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=7226b7f33b93d067830d57870&id=aca2e9370e

 

 

If you don’t live near Washington, D.C., you can still help the cause.

 

 

See the DC Local Ambassadors webpage:

https://www.dcambs.org

 

 

Donate to DC Local Ambassadors:

https://www.razoo.com/story/Dcambs

 

 

Like its page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/localambassadorsdc/

 

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@dc_ambs

 

 

Read news stories about DC Local Ambassadors:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/in-the-trump-era-a-new-dc-group-has-formed-to-help-activists-plan-their-protests/2017/06/19/b309a1fa-52c0-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html?utm_term=.cf60480fb0eb

 

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/20988277/banner-year-the-womens-march-kicked-off-a-new-era-of-activism-in-dc