Fighting For Common Sense Gun Legislation
Enough is Enough.
As the first issue that inspired our founding members and countless other young people to get engaged in activism, continuing the fight against gun violence will always be a top priority for our group.
We recognize that gun violence is a multifaceted issue, thus requiring a multifaceted solution. Therefore, MoCo For Change advocates for gun control legislation on both the federal and state levels, mandating universal background checks, improving access to mental health institutions, and investing in education and employment in inner-citiy communities to curb crime.
Through organized, nonviolent demonstration, lobbying, campaigning, and registering students to vote, we're fighting to make #NEVERAGAIN a reality.
National Die-In Day
June 12, 2018
The DMV Walkout Against Gun Violence
The beginning of a movement.
On March 14, 2018, MoCo Students For Change (then MoCo For Gun Control) planned and organized a walkout, march, and rally on Capitol Hill, mobilizing over 8,000 students from 45 schools in the DMV area. The demonstration was carried out in coordination with National Walkout Day, an effort initiated by the Women's March Movement. As student speaker, elected officials and victims of gun violence gave powerful testimonies onstage, the event garnered national media attention. After the demonstration, some of our group's key members became directly affiliated with the March For Our Lives organization – namely former SMOB Matt Post, Brenna Levitan, Nate Tinbite, and Michael Solomon.
Potential gun legislation that's currently being considered by lawmakers on the state and federal level.
S.42 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
H.R. 5087: Assault Weapons Ban of 2018