Emma González

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On Fe­bru­ary 14 this year, 17 peo­ple were killed and 17 oth­ers wounded in a mass shoot­ing at Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas High School in Park­land, Florida. The sur­viv­ing stu­dents banded to­gether to ad­vo­cate for gun con­trol in Amer­ica, with Emma González, 18, at the fore­front. In March, Emma and her class­mates or­gan­ised March For Our Lives, a rally that saw mil­lions of teens and adults come to­gether to protest lax gun laws. Emma has given gun con­trol a voice – and her ef­forts have be­gun to ef­fect real change. She’s even been on the cover of Teen Vogue and Time mag­a­zines. Ear­lier this year, a bill was passed that raised the PLQLPXP DJH WR SXUFKDVH UL‘HV LQ

Florida from 18 to 21 years old.

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