March For Our Lives Arizona welcomes Parkland students for last minute Get Out the Vote event.
- Activist Summit to energize young leaders before the election on November 3rd and create Students Bill of Rights.
- Parkland coming to ASU Tempe Campus on Vote For Our Lives tour to increase youth turnout on November 3rd.
WHEN: Saturday, November 3rd
WHERE: Gilbert Classical Academy (9am – 6pm); ASU Blockparty (8am – Noon)
WHAT: Young Activist Summit; Get Out The Vote ASU Event
Since February March For Our Lives Arizona has registered over 3500 high school voters, and since August has organized voter registration drives in over 50 schools in every congressional district in the state.
Hundreds of young activists from across the state will convene for the Youth Leadership Policy Summit on November 3rd with the goal of creating a policy platform and Students Bill of Rights and prepare to lobby their demands in January. Parkland students will be joining March For Our Lives Arizona.
The Students Bill of Rights will consist of demands from Arizona youth to ensure a safer community inside and out of campuses. Lawmakers will be pressured to sign the demands after the election.
“This student organized youth summit aims to empower the next generation of young leaders across Arizona to take action in their communities,” says Amanda Schuerman the Projects Director of MFOLAZ. “No matter what happens at the election on November 6th, expect us. As youth, we have a powerful voice in our democracy and we will not be ignored.”
At ASU, the Parkland kids will be participating in the Homecoming Parade and Block Party to energize college voters.
“Arizona is such an essential place for us to focus on during our VFOL tour, not just for the current political climate, but because of the strength of its students,” says Delaney Tarr, an organizer with March For Our Lives in Parkland.
“We know that we must engage in ways that speak to young people, which is why we’re going to be pumping up youth voters at ASU Homecoming,” Tarr said.
“We also know the importance of uplifting young voices, which is why we are so very excited to join MFOL Arizona in their youth summit,” Tarr said. “This is a collaborative effort to get young people, and every person, to the polls on November 6th.”
The event at ASU will begin around 8am and last until noon. More details will be provided as the event draws closer.
The event is organized by the ASU chapter of March For Our Lives.
March For Our Lives Arizona has chapters in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson, and Yuma with over 50 chartered high school clubs in the state.