Minnesota students are rallying Saturday at the State Capitol as part of a nationwide “March For Our Lives” campaign to demand action from lawmakers on gun violence.
Sophomore Mia Rheineck will be marching and said, “We’re the ones doing a lot of the work that politicians should be doing. It is burdensome that way, but then it’s not burdensome with young people leading it it’s going to get more young people involved and in that sense it’s almost, for lack of a better word, empowering.”
Rheineck added that it’s important to her to march because, “I don’t think anybody should have to see anyone they know be shot or be exposed to something like that and especially in a learning environment like school. There’s no reason you should go to school and practice an active shooter drill.”
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Saturday “March for Our Lives Day” in Minnesota.