House Democrats Invite Parkland Students To Intern For A Summer Of Gun Control Advocacy

House Democrats Invite Parkland Students To Intern For A Summer Of Gun Control Advocacy

Parkland students might be headed to Washington, D.C. again — this time, for more than a day. NBC News reports that a handful of House Democrats want Parkland students to intern for them in Congress, just two months after several of those students spearheaded the March For Our Lives protest in Washington to call for stronger gun laws. This newest effort is being spearheaded by Rep. Joe Crowley, chair of the Democratic Caucus, along with Reps. Linda Sanchez, Ted Deutch and Mike Thompson. In a statement to Bustle, Crowley says that the Parkland students are "exactly the type of individuals" he wants to help work on gun control legislation in Congress, as they’ve "changed our national conversation on gun safety and gun violence prevention with their passion and courage," Crowley adds that he’s looking forward to advancing "common sense" gun control with them. Crowley, Sanchez, Deutch, and Thompson have sent a letter to their Democratic colleagues encouraging them to take on survivors of the Parkland shooting as summer interns in their offices. A spokesperson for Crowley confirms to Bustle that three Parkland students have already approached the group to express interest in the opportunity. “I would be thrilled if a significant number of them came up here and spent the summer helping to learn the system better so they will be even more effective advocates going forward,” Deutch, who represents the Florida district in which Parkland is located, told NBC News. The February shooting in Parkland left 17 people […]

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