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Armond Latimore posted:

“Thru all the bullshit I den been thru I’m just glad I can say I made it to see 17”

1 hour before being shot and killed while he picked up Chinese food.

17 years old.

We can’t continue to accept the slaughtering of our future. We must end Gun Violence.
Armond, described as a “helping hand child” is 1 of the 110 murders in STL this year — half have suspects.

On the #RoadToChange we met w/ a STL homicide detective and they spoke against lax gun laws + lack of funding in these communities at a town hall.…
Armond should be alive.

We need to actively seek solutions to the gun violence epidemic in this country because when our “leaders” protect their wallet more than they protect our lives — we need new leaders.

We can end gun violence.

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Oct 1, 2018
Oct 1st in Las Vegas, a year ago today, there was a massacre that we cannot afford to forget.

20,000+ at the Route 91 concert ran for their lives during Jason Aldean’s performance.

It’s been one year and NOTHING has changed at the federal level. It could happen again TODAY.
58 people shot and killed.

Another 480+ injured.

Mothers, grandmothers, fathers, grandfathers, brothers, sisters, sons, nephews, daughters, nieces, lovers.. the victims ages ranged from 20 to 67.

Some of those injured are still going through surgeries to remove shrapnel.
A neighbor I grew up next to in Parkland was at the Vegas concert and told me much later how he has PTSD... the experience of running for your life while bullets rain down. Seeing bodies drop.

He’s in his early 20’s and has a hard time speaking up about what happened.
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Aug 28, 2018
August 28th is an incredibly important day to remember - not just for the elections happening today in Florida, Arizona and Oklahoma - but the history of this day that steers us in the direction of unity.

8/28 carries an incredibly important torch towards justice and equality.
August 28th 1833:

The United Kingdom officially abolishes Slavery causing a domino effect. This eventually led to American abolition.
August 28th 1955:

A young boy named Emmett Till was brutally murdered while visiting family down south. His mother wanted him to have an open casket so America would know what their hate had caused.

The death of Emmett Till activated so many to join the fight for equality.
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Jul 31, 2018
Last night, my brother and I went to visit the sleepaway camp we would’ve been working at this summer if we were not working to prevent gun violence.

We wanted to surprise our lil sis because it was her last week of camp as a camper and we were supposed to all be there together.
As I sat in the prayer service listening to all these kids — Kids I watched grow up as their counselor — I couldn’t stop thinking about the loss of one of our own on Valentine’s Day.

I remembered the reason we’re working everyday is for these kids and kids everywhere to live.
Around America, communities are suffering every day from gun violence — even our camp community was hit right in the heart — until we are all safe to come together in unity and peace, no one is safe in America.

That is what we are fighting for, the value of life and community.
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Jul 8, 2018

Incase you didn’t know I am one of the organizers for #RoadToChange and we are currently traveling through TX organizing youth meetings, rallies and town halls.

These counter protests at our events are incredibly invited because they allow us to clarify our message.
In Dallas the Facebook event for the protest of us had a few hundred people RSVP’d — there were around 20 people standing outside open carrying in protest... When I first walked up I was being harassed by a few protestors.. but one man in a red hat approached me peacefully...
The protester asked about David, reiterating NRA talking points and conservative slander of him, but only a few sentences into how he felt about David. @davidhogg111 walks up and joins the conversation... The protester is smiling so big and shakes David’s hand.. convo continues..
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