Emma González

Born:November 11, 1999 (age 19)
Website:https://twitter.com/Emma4Change

Emma González is an American activist and advocate for gun control, and a survivor of the February 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. In the days following the shooting, she and other Stoneman Douglas students founded the gun-control advocacy group Never Again MSD.

González first drew national attention after a speech she gave at a rally against gun violence, proclaiming "We call B.S." on the lack of action by politicians funded by the NRA. She continued to advocate for gun control after that rally, making high-profile media appearances and helping organize the March for Our Lives, which became the largest student protest in American history. In her speech at the demonstration, González mentioned each victim by name, followed by several minutes of silence – her 6 minute and 20 second speech equal to the length of time of the Parkland shooting.

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