We must keep moving forward…
We walked out. We marched. We rallied until - for the first time in 11 years - Congressional action was taken around gun control legislation. However, our cries are far from over. We will not fall silent.
unifying actions throughout the valley in advocating for stronger gun control legislation
Hillary Rodham Clinton said it best, “We are stronger together.” We seek to impart change by initiating and supporting advocacy campaigns that all Pioneer Valley gun control activists can stand behind.
advocate for communities that regularly experience gun violence
While Massachusetts may have some of the strongest gun laws in the nation, ranking #5 nationally by the Giffords Law Center, we still have communities in which gun violence is a daily threat. We aim to advocate for those communities within the Commonwealth in service and in legislative action.
amplify youth voices
Youth across the nation and across the Pioneer Valley are actively shaping the future they want to see. We aim to highlight their work and their voices.
encourage civic engagement
When young people are engaged at a young age, it is proven they become civically engaged for a lifetime. This is why we’re fighting for the EMPOWER Act to allow our 16 and 17 year old peers to vote in municipal elections. Additionally, we take every opportunity to register or pre-register our peers to vote and ensure college-bound peers know how to access an absentee ballot.
hold legislators accountable
Our power as citizens comes in part by reminding the officials we elect that they are working for us. While marching gives us strength and power, making calls, writing letters, and testifying on behalf of legislation that would shape our state will make one thing clear to those legislators - young people won’t back down.