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Parkland Students Launch Summer Bus Tour Starting in Chicago

So far, about 50 stops in more than 20 states have been planned

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    MSD Students Announce Cross Country Voter Drive

    Students from the school where 17 people died in February are organizing the summer tour in an effort to get teens registered ahead of the November elections.

    (Published Monday, June 4, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are set to kick off March For Our Lives: Road to Change on Monday.

    • The tour will begin June 15 in Chicago, where the Florida students will join the Peace March, led by students from St. Sabina Academy.

    • So far, about 50 stops in more than 20 states have been planned.

    A day after graduating from high school, a group of Florida school shooting survivors has announced a multistate bus tour to "get young people educated, registered and motivated to vote."

    Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, announced the kick off to the March For Our Lives: Road to Change on Monday, saying it will begin this month in Chicago. A gunman killed 17 students and faculty at the Florida school on Feb. 14.

    "So many local and state laws have been passed to make people safe around the country, but it hasn't been enough," said Cameron Kasky, one of the organization's founders and an outspoken advocate of the student movement since the shooting.

    A news release sent Monday says the tour will begin June 15 in Chicago, where the Florida students will join the Peace March, led by students from St. Sabina Academy. So far, 75 stops in more than 20 states have been planned - including each Congressional district in Florida.

    The news release says a separate Florida tour will make more than 25 stops, visiting every congressional district.