Activism is alive in Parkland Florida. And not merely alive, but raging.
Agree with them or not; support them or not: one must be impressed by the vital energy that the survivors of the Parkland mass shooting have directed toward being the change they seek. Merely two weeks after a mentally ill former student massacred 17 people and injured 14 others at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors have mounted a massive campaign to reform gun laws in this country. They have debated with lawmakers, with an NRA representative and others in a nationally televised Town Hall. They have started a national fundraising movement under the hashtag "NeverAgain" in an effort to fund local efforts to remake gun laws.