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Join the Movement

We shouldn’t have to worry about getting shot while grocery shopping, working, jogging, sitting in class, worshipping, watching a movie, walking to school, or sleeping. Students Demand Action is working towards a future free from gun violence, and your voice and energy can help us get there.

We are powered by the commitment and leadership of students all around the country. We welcome all young people to join us in taking action against gun violence.

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Why You Should Get Involved

  • Create change in America: Gun violence is the leading cause of death for American children and teens. Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns and more than 200 are shot and wounded. We refuse to accept these facts. Our movement is founded on the belief that we deserve better, and we can make meaningful change at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Grow as an activist: By joining Students Demand Action, you will gain valuable hands-on experience building grassroots power and engaging in gun violence prevention campaigns. You’ll have the opportunity to grow as a leader, influencer, and community organizer through trainings, meetings, and events. 
  • Connect with peers: Students Demand Action volunteers hail from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., representing small towns, big cities, and everything in between. Collaborate with like-minded individuals from different backgrounds, all working together toward the common goal of ending gun violence.

Ready to be part of the movement?

Organize a Students Demand Action Group

Ready to start a Students Demand Action group? Fill out our application.

Interested in getting involved with Students Demand Action in another way? You can join our Calling Team or Twitter Team.

Take Action

Request Your Gun Violence Prevention Graduation Honor Cord

Students Demand Action is excited to distribute orange graduation honor cords to gun violence prevention advocates and survivors of gun violence who are graduating high school or college this year.

To receive your cords, complete our form at least two weeks before your graduation (the sooner, the better), and we’ll ship them to you.

Join the Summer Leadership Academy

Founded in Summer 2019, the Summer Leadership Academy enables students in communities disproportionately impacted by gun violence to host summer programs that empower low-income students, survivors, and people of color to become community organizers.

Not ready to volunteer yet? Take quick actions instead.