SUNY Students Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, hundreds of students from various State University of New York campuses will join students from around the country in participating in the “March for Our Lives Day of Action”. Students have organized this day of action nationally to demand stricter gun regulations in the wake of the mass shooting that recently took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

“We have been in a state of sadness and shock with each shooting, thinking of the victims, and their families and friends as they rebuild their lives. Now we are hearing the voices of the survivors calling for action, and the message is resonating with people across the nation inspiring countless others. We are proud to see our students join this cause, and we are proud to live in New York State with a Governor who is determined to keep New Yorkers safe from violence,” said SUNY Chairman of the Board H. Carl McCall and Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “We must follow our students in urging local, state and federal governments to pass effective gun reform measures to ensure that America reemerges as a land of safety, well-being and opportunity for all.”

“From the American Revolutionary War to the Civil Rights Movement, every great crusade that has propelled this country closer to actualizing its ideals has been led by young people. The issue of gun violence is no different,” said Marc Cohen, President of SUNY’s Student Assembly. “America must follow the example of its students and demand that its legislators do what is right and not what is politically expedient as it relates to ensuring the safety of its children.”

The State University of New York’s Student Assembly has organized a host of marches that will occur simultaneously throughout New York State on March 24th. A complete outline of the various marches can be found at this link: LINK