Emma Gonzalez and Major Companies Make a Mark

Cennedi Fry, Online Editor

Emma Gonzalez and her classmates have been busy trying to make change since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A few major companies have followed in the teens footsteps and have started their own movement.

 

February 17: Emma Gonzalez gives a powerful speech in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. calling out the government

Students rallied in front of a federal courthouse in Broward

 

February 19:

The March For Our Lives gofundme goes live

Emma Gonzalez and Cameron Kasky call out Trump over tweet

Students hold “lie-in” protest for gun reform outside of White House

Emma meets with Rep. Ted Deutch

 

February 20: Buzzfeed releases an article on Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, Kali Clougherty, Jaclyn Corin, John Barnitt, Sarah Chadwick, and David Hogg on the headquarters they set up in Kasky’s living room for The March For Our Lives

 

February 22: First National Bank of Omaha cuts ties with NRA

 

February 24: Delta Airlines and United Airlines cut ties with NRA

 

February 28: Marjory Stoneman Douglas students return to classes

Dick’s Sporting Goods’ CEO Edward Stack issued a policy that bans the sale of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and sales of all other guns to anyone under 21.

Walmart raises age to buy guns and ammunition to 21

 

March 1: Kroger/Fred Meyer raises age to buy guns and ammunition to 21

L.L. Bean raises age to 21 to buy guns and ammunition