About March For Our Lives
After 17 of their classmates and friends were gunned down on February 14, 2018, in yet another mass shooting at a school, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School banded together and formed March for Our Lives, a nationwide protest/awareness movement with the mission to try and halt this ongoing horror. The group organized a massive march on Washington, D.C. that took place on March 24, 2018, with more than 800 accompanying nationwide actions, many of which were 17 minutes of silent protest (one minute for each victim). The march on Washington was one of the largest youth-led protests held since the Vietnam War, with attendance estimates ranging from 200,000 to 800,000 people. The success of the march encouraged the group to continue and expand its mission for gun control.
March For Our Lives has only about 30 fulltime staff, but needs many volunteers and interns to help combat the ongoing plague of gun violence in the U.S. If you are interested in pursuing a paid position with March for Our Lives, keep in mind that just because it is a movement started by young people does not mean that it is not serious.
The organization may not need a huge staff, but those there are treated well. March for Our Lives prioritizes health equity with health benefits that are 100 percent employer-covered, “along with a robust paid-time-off policy that supports a regenerative environment,” it says. March for Our Lives also states that “Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.”
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Executive Director: Alexis Confer
Coral Springs, FL
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