About March for Our Lives

About March for Our Lives
Born out of a tragic school shooting, March For Our Lives (MFOL) is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence. In 2018, the March For Our Lives was the single largest youth-led protest since the Vietnam War with 1.2 million people convening in DC and 800 sibling marches across the world. MFOL turned a moment into a movement of hundreds of thousands of young people fighting for common sense gun safety reform. In the past four years, MFOL has passed 60+ gun safety laws at the state level, lobbied in the courts to maintain those laws, and turned out hundreds of thousands of young people to vote.

March For Our Lives is entering a new phase of its life – one that’s focused on maintaining the urgency to act on the gun violence crisis and on scaling their movement to reach all corners of the country. “What will make more people care about gun violence prevention?” That is arguably the central question that the larger movement must answer and that MFOL focuses upon.

Policy change is at the heart of MFOL’s programs and operations – it is where they aim to have the most impact. As an organization started because of a school shooting, they prioritize the experience of students in advocacy and programming. MFOL is acutely aware of the breadth of gun violence outside of school shootings, and so their policy platform focuses on an intersectional approach that would not only prevent school shootings, but also everyday gun violence.

  • Executive Director

    March for Our Lives
    • Full Time
    • May 4, 2022