Apr 12, 2018

Next for Parkland students: Town halls, midterms vote

A black and white sign featuring Emma Gonzalez and the words "We call B.S."

A sign featuring the face of Parkland student Emma Gonzalez at the March for Our Lives in Washington. Photo: Sarah Morris/Getty Images

"New Jersey, Colorado, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham — the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students reel off their upcoming travel schedule at a dizzying pace," AP's Kelli Kennedy writes.

Why it matters: "Some of the students said they're struggling to find balance as grassroots leaders and students with homework, Advanced Placement exams and college applications."

  • 'This is their new life, traveling the country advocating for gun control, all while trying to keep up with their studies."
  • "They are also trying to register as many teenagers as they can before November's midterm elections."
  • "They've outgrown an office donated by a Stoneman Douglas parent and are moving to a new, secret location after their past address was leaked to the press. Most of their engagements are now handled by a professional booking agent and a public relations firm."

P.S. "Bank of America Corp. plans to stop lending to companies that make assault-style guns used for non-military purposes," per Bloomberg:

  • Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane told Bloomberg TV: “It’s our intention not to finance these military-style firearms for civilian use.”
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