Disgusting Exploitation: Parkland Survivor Fundraises for DNC Elections

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Is there any coincidence that one of the school shooting survivors in Parkland, Florida is fundraising for the Democratic National Committee (DNC)? This is a disgusting exploitation of a tragedy.

Hey, that’s the Democratic way though, right? Never let a good tragedy go to waste. Hillary Clinton nearly wrote the book on that one.

The Hill reports: 

In a DNC email blast Saturday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Sara Imam urged supporters to not forget the 17 students and faculty who died in the Feb. 14 school shooting and register to vote for the fall elections.

“This week the Democratic Party launched IWillVote — a national campaign to organize voters and get them to the polls,” Imam said in the release. It also included a hyperlink back to voter registration for the DNC where people could also donate in order to “help Democrats win.”

“Voting is the first step toward ending gun violence, so I’d like to ask you to do something important today. Will you add your name right now to commit to vote this fall?” she added, “Do it for the survivors who can’t vote yet. Do it so no parent will ever have to receive the news that their child has been shot at school.”

“Students like me are protesting, marching, and speaking out for our right to live free from the fear of gun violence. We are talking to our elected officials and debating the president himself to demand new gun laws that will keep us safe,” she continued.

Students from the affected high school have begun the #NeverAgain campaign on social media and are planning the “March for Our Lives” on Washington, D.C., this month that will culminate with a rally outside the White House.

Many students from the Florida high school have appeared on mainstream media outlets in recent weeks to challenge lawmakers, particularly Republicans, to act on guns.

In a CNN town hall discussion after the shooting, students from the high school challenged lawmakers directly on their own stances and connections to the National Rifle Association.

To be honest, I am not convinced that these children aren’t actually crisis actors. It would sure make sense.

Literally last month lawmakers were attempting to pass bills to prevent these children from eating literal detergent, and now they are dictating our gun laws? No thanks!

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