“…I quickly turned my anger and sadness into motivation to change the conversation about gun violence prevention, and through the process, I have become connected with so many survivors and victims’ families. I have used the pain and anger to motivate myself to keep fighting for a safer future.”
Ethan Asher knew he had to do something. Alyssa Alhadeff, a victim of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, was a friend of his friends. He couldn’t let himself stand by, watching the grief of his friends as they mourned. Inspired by the actions of those who survived the attack at Stoneman Douglas, Ethan founded March for Our Lives Georgia, an affiliate of March for Our Lives. Using education and empowerment strategies directed toward youth participation and local government, March for Our Lives Georgia takes a comprehensive approach to ending gun violence. Ethan and March for Our Lives Georgia not only organized, but executed, one of the largest demonstrations ever held in the history of the state of Georgia. To date, March For Our Lives Georgia has interacted with over 80,000 people, teaching responsible gun ownership and registering voters through Get Out The Vote.