The days since the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were different than any other school shooting in recent history. Before the politicians could even start murmuring their "thoughts and prayers," they were drowned out by the voices of the students who were in the building that day and who saw their classmates and teachers brutally murdered. Out front is Emma Gonzalez, whose passionate speech at a rally to prevent gun violence went viral. Because of this, there are some wonderful Emma Gonzalez quotes for March for Our Lives posters.
Emma said so much of what we've all been thinking, but she said it with a passion and an anger that was borne from watching her friends die. These teenagers have been eloquent, Twitter savvy, and unafraid to question the adults and push for change. In the CNN Town Hall, they didn't let the politicians get off with a pat, pre-formulated answer. They asked again and again and again. Their fellow students around the country walked out en masse on Feb. 21 and have plans to do it again on March 14 and April 20, the latter being the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. The Stoneman Douglas High School kids, who already knew a lot about guns from their AP History class, have become gun issue experts, spending the days after the shooting reading up on gun laws and statistics. To bring even more attention to this, they are organizing a March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., and cities throughout the United States on March 24.
Because what would a good protest be without good signs, here are some of Emma's quotes you can use to make yours.