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Insights / March 30, 2018

Amplify for Our Lives

Amplify for Our Lives

By Liz Tupper

I am privileged.

I graduated high school one year before the Columbine massacre.

I have never participated in a code red drill.

I have no idea what it’s like to be afraid of some bad guy shooting up my classroom.

I have a 10-year-old son.

Last Saturday, I had the honor to walk with my son and 18,000 other Minnesotans in a March for Our Lives at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota. This march wasn’t about me. It was about our children, and the world they exist in now. I am so proud of all the youth of our country leading the way to eliminate gun violence.

I will be an ally.

I will march.

I will use my voice and privilege to amplify change.

I will vote.

This is what democracy looks like!