Over at thefederalist.com David Hines confirms what The People of the Gun suspected from the git-go: the Marjory Stoneman Douglas teenagers bombarding the mainstream media with anti-gun agitprop were groomed, organized and coordinated by the usual progressive suspects . . .
Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz aiding in the lobbying in Tallahassee, a teacher’s union organizing the buses that got the kids there, Michael Bloomberg’s groups and the Women’s March working on the upcoming March For Our Lives, MoveOn.org doing social media promotion and (potentially) march logistics, and training for student activists provided by federally funded Planned Parenthood.
The president of the American Federation of Teachers told BuzzFeed they’re also behind the national school walkout, which journalists had previously assured the public was the sole work of a teenager. (I’d thought teachers were supposed to get kids into school, but maybe that’s just me.)
The kidsploitation continues. Here’s an email blast I received from “Sara Imam via Democrats.org.” [Note: In the interests of fairness I stripped off the code to disable the COMMIT TO VOTE button.]
On February 14th, I lost 17 members of my community in a mass shooting at my school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas. But we, the survivors, refuse to let their names be forgotten. We refuse to let their deaths be in vain.
We have decided to take action to ensure that an event like this will never happen again. We are calling for stricter gun laws. We are calling for change.
I turned 18 the day after the shooting, and I immediately registered to vote. But many of my fellow survivors can’t vote yet, and we are counting on you to stand up for young people at the ballot box.
This week the Democratic Party launched IWillVote — a national campaign to organize voters and get them to the polls. Voting is the first step toward ending gun violence, so I’d like to ask you to do something important today.
Will you add your name right now to commit to vote this fall?
COMMIT TO VOTE
Students like me are protesting, marching, and speaking out for our right to live free from the fear of gun violence. We are talking to our elected officials and debating the president himself to demand new gun laws that will keep us safe.
We’ve kept up the momentum of our #NeverAgain movement — but the truth is many of us are not old enough to vote.
We need you, the people of America, to get out and vote this year — for you, your family, your community, but also for people like me. Do it for the survivors who can’t vote yet. Do it for those who will never be able to vote because they were murdered in their school, their neighborhood, or their place of worship. Do it so no parent will ever have to receive the news that their child has been shot at school.
There is too much at stake for us to retreat from this fight. Can I count on you to commit to vote this fall?
Add your name right now to commit to vote in the fall. It’s up to every single one of us to organize our friends, family, and neighbors to go to the polls.
I will never lose my sense of outrage over our country’s gun violence problem — and I will never stop fighting to make sure our elected officials do something about it. I hope you won’t either.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Student and Survivor