Author Archives: Charles Francis

27 Mar
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We Parkland students made history. And we’re not going anywhere

We have been working relentlessly to make sure our voices get heard for the benefit of the men, women and children that we hope to save when our hard work comes to fruition in the halls of Congress. Iwoke up ...

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27 Mar
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“I might cry a little”: MSD students bring raw emotion to March for Our Lives

WASHINGTON — On Valentine’s Day, Tori Gonzalez was photographed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School grinning, wearing a red sweater and holding a little pink bag with a candy rose in it, a present from her boyfriend Joaquin Oliver. By ...

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27 Mar
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March for Our Lives could be the biggest single-day protest in D.C.’s history

Here’s a look at how the March for Our Lives protest stacks up against other huge events at the national mall in Washington, D.C. USA TODAY March for Our Lives organizers estimate 800,000 protesters attended the gun-control demonstration in Washington, D.C., on ...

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27 Mar
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George Clooney tells Parkland students: ‘You make me proud of my country again’

George Clooney wrote a heartfelt letter to students of the Parkland, Florida, high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month, expressing pride at their activism and support for their work to promote gun control and school safety. Clooney was asked ...

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27 Mar
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Photos From the ‘March for Our Lives’ Protests Around the World

Crowds gathered Saturday in cities across the United States and around the world to join student activists in “March for Our Lives” protests against gun violence. Washington Erin Schaff for The New York Times Los Angeles Kayla Reefer for The ...

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27 Mar
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Ex-Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said in an op-ed Tuesday that the Second Amendment should be repealed, citing the protests in response to the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, as an impetus for the change. Stevens, who ...

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21 Mar
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Somber rally in Parkland honors students heading to March For Our Lives

His voice somber, his shoes his dead son’s, Manuel Oliver told a crowd heading to the March for Our Lives this Saturday in Washington D.C. that he will never stop marching. “My fight sadly but true won’t make any difference ...

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21 Mar
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Dwyane Wade Organizes Parkland Memorial Art Show

The father of a student killed in the Florida high school shooting last month has painted a poignant mural for his son in a memorial art installation organized by Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade. A short video of Manuel Oliver ...

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21 Mar
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His son died in the Parkland shooting. He painted a mural to demand change

By Isabella Gomez and Gianluca Mezzofiore CNN (CNN) — With the glide of a paint roller, Manuel Oliver silently released a loud call to action — “We demand a change.” His son Joaquin “Guac” Oliver was one of the 17 ...

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21 Mar
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Who are the US students leading mass protests for gun control?

In the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school, students nationwide are organizing for stricter gun laws. Ariana Lopez spent over two hours huddled inside a storage closet with 60 other people. Half stood, while the others ...

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