I am a high school student and a volunteer for Students Demand Action in Loudoun County. On Aug. 3, I was in Washington D.C. meeting with 2,000 of my fellow Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action volunteer leaders to learn more about how to prevent gun violence in our communities.
While meeting, there was yet another horrific shooting, this time in El Paso, Texas. Another community was devastated by gun violence. We have no choice but to act, or a mall in Loudoun County, just like the mall in El Paso, could be next.
Less than 24 hours after El Paso, there was another mass killing in Dayton, Ohio.
The laws need to be changed so that my friends and I are safe when we take a trip to the mall. We need legislation like mandatory background checks to do this. Change will not happen without a gun sense majority in our state legislature. The death toll will only stop when we change the people in power. I am not old enough to vote yet, so I need you to be my voice. Please vote for Moms Demand Action candidates of distinction in the elections this November.
Students Demand Action, Loudoun