Parkland School Shooting Survivors Kick Off Bus Tour in Dallas

Manuel Oliver, father of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Joaquin Oliver, speaks, at a launch party for "Road to Change," the statewide tour by student activists from Stoneman Douglas, in Parkland, Fla. The students hope to get young people registered, and motivated to vote before the mid-term elections. Oliver plans to ride his motorcycle behind the bus in support. The first ballot Joanna Haug ever cast was in Louisiana, where she voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. But the 21-year-old felt like her ballot didn’t carry much weight in the deep red state, so this time around she wants to make sure she’s registered in Texas, where she believes her vote might make a difference in the November midterm elections. "I wanted to be able to make a difference in the place where I’m living, not necessarily the place where I’m from," said Haug, who is entering her senior year at the University of Texas at Dallas. She was one of several young people who registered to vote Saturday afternoon at a booth outside Paul Quinn College, where leaders from "March For Our Lives" held a town hall. Formed by the survivors of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. , the group kicked off a "Road to Change" bus tour that will travel to 75 cities in more than 20 states throughout the summer. Parkland student activists Jammal Lemy, left, and Emma Gonzalez embrace during an art performance at a peace rally and […]

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