March For Our Lives delivered unprecedented protest history. Today, 800,000 young Americans marched on Washington, cementing their voice as the largest protest since November 15, 1969 when 600,000 anti-war voices denounced the Vietnam War.
March For Our Lives served notice to Congress and the NRA – “Let us pray with our legs, let us march in unison to the rhythm of justice, because I say enough is enough,” – Dimetri Hoth, senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.
“To the leaders, skeptics and cynics who told us to sit down, stay silent and wait your turn, welcome to the revolution,” Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky.
Welcome to the revolution indeed. 11 year old Naomi Wadler delivered one of the most powerful speeches in protest history –
Student after student stood at the podium, children forced to step up for all the adults who let them down. Welcome to the revolution.
NRA lug-nuts scoffed at revolution, tweeting –
“Stand and Fight for our Kids’ Safety by Joining NRA,” “Today’s protests aren’t spontaneous. Gun-hating billionaires and Hollywood elites are manipulating and exploiting children as part of their plan to DESTROY the Second Amendment and strip us of our right to defend ourselves and our loved ones.”
Welcome to the revolution marks a turning point in U.S. history, the moment in time young voters called bullshit on NRA fear mongering. The future of America won’t back down. Welcome to the revolution.