Florida Students Announce Voting Campaign to Change Gun Laws
A group of students who survived the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, announced a bus tour to support new gun laws.
About 24 of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School made the announcement on Monday. The event came one day after several in the group graduated from high school.
The tour is to begin June 15 in the Midwestern city of Chicago.
The students say their goal is to register more young people to vote so they will support reforms to U.S. gun laws.
Cameron Kasky is one of the high school students involved. He noted that four million young Americans will turn 18 years old in 2018. "If every single one of those people votes, encourages their friends to vote, makes sure their family is getting to the polls, we can make real change in this country," he said. Eighteen is the minimum age for voting in the United States.
The student organizers wore a message on T-shirts made for the event. The words "Road to Change" were printed on them.
Parkland students and activists Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg also attended the event.
The students said the tour will target districts where elected officials have received a lot of money from the National Rifle Association. The group, based in northern Virginia, represents gun owners and candidates who oppose restrictions on gun ownership.
The tour is the most recent event in a youth movement against gun violence. The movement developed after student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people with a gun at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida on February 14.
In the months following the shooting, many students from the high school have taken part in demonstrations and gatherings. They have gone to Florida's capital, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C.
On its website, the group says it will visit 20 states on its tour. They also say they will visit every congressional district in Florida.
The group says it is paying for its tour through donations. The related March for Our Lives campaign has received financial support from popular television and movie personalities such as Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney.
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1.gun laws 枪支法律
We must strengthen our gun laws and enforce those already on the books better.
2.financial support 财政援助
Moral as well as financial support was what the West should provide.
3.paying for 支付；偿还
I am paying for the house by monthly instalments.
4.youth movement 青年运动
They are accused of organising and financing an underground youth movement.
5.In the months following the shooting, many students from the high school have taken part in demonstrations and gatherings.
take part in 参加；参与
Cadres have gone down to different grass-roots units to take part in manual labour.
They returned to take part in the season's opening game.
6.A group of students who survived the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, announced a bus tour to support new gun laws.
A group of 一组；一群
Suddenly the door opened and a group of children burst in.
I came across a group of children playing.
卡梅伦·卡斯基（Cameron Kasky）是幸存的高中生之一。他指出，2018年，美国将有400万年轻人年满18岁 。他说:“如果这些新选民都投票，动员朋友参与，说服家人参加，那么我们就能真正的改变这个国家 。”在美国，18岁是投票的最低年龄 。
帕克兰的学生和活动家艾玛·冈萨雷斯（Emma Gonzalez）以及大卫·霍格（David Hogg）也参加了这次活动。
这次巡游是最近一次反对枪支暴力的青年运动。2月14日，在佛罗里达州布劳沃德县的马乔里·斯通曼·道格拉斯高中，学生尼古拉斯·克鲁兹（Nikolas Cruz）持枪杀害了17人，之后人们发起了这一运动 。
该团体表示，他们的巡游费将通过捐款来支付。奥普拉·温弗里（Oprah Winfrey）和乔治·克鲁尼（George Clooney）等流行电视和电影明星大力支持关乎我们生命安全的游行活动 。