Leon High School student chosen for national advisory board of gun control organization

Leon High School student chosen for national advisory board of gun control organization

Leon High School student Anna Logan demands to be heard. The senior is one of 16 students set to form the 2020-21 national advisory board for the Students Demand Action (SDA) group , a grassroots network of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, according to a press release. Similar to Moms Demand Action, SDA advocates for what supporters term "common sense" gun laws and social reform. The group is made up of student leaders and gun violence survivors, according to a news release. “I feel genuinely proud. I haven’t really felt like this ever," Logan, 17, said in a recent interview about the position. "It’s so cool to see my work paying off." Participation in the advisory board is unpaid and was a job she had first applied for in August. The teenager said her advocacy began in the days following the 2018 Parkland school shooting , which left 17 students and school staff dead, 17 injured and a nation traumatized. Logan was 14 at the time. “I was really affected by it … it just hit really close to home," she said. "I realized it could be anywhere." Most of Anna’s work with the Students Demand Action board will look at national efforts to combat gun violence in the U.S. Though the board has yet to have its first meeting, Anna said her work will include organizing efforts nationally to register people to vote and draw out more younger voters for the Nov. 3 election. In Florida, the […]

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