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2019 Recipient

Ethan Asher

Roswell, GA | 16

2019 Award Recipient

Ethan Asher knew he had to do something. Watching the grief of his community as they mourned the loss of a friend killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, Ethan couldn’t stand by. Inspired by the actions of those who survived the attack, 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.

March for Our Lives Georgia

Ethan was inspired by fellow teen activists and started March for Our Lives Georgia to help stop gun violence.