Democratic Candidates Salute Parkland Activism, Call For Gun Restrictions

Jun 27, 2019

At the top of hour two of the first Democratic debate, the questions turned to guns, an especially wrenching issue for voters in Florida, who experienced the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Julian Castro, former secretary of housing and urban development and former mayor of San Antonio, praised “the activists of Parkland, the folks from Moms Demand [Action], who have risen up across the United States.”

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas said “those students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas led the charge here in Florida. ... They’re making our Democracy work,” as reported by the Sun Sentinel.