Parkland parents form political action committee

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WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 24: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez hugs her parents backstage after speaking at the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organized by survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting on February 14 that left […]

Some parents from the community where 17 people died in a Valentine’s Day shooting at a Florida high school are raising money for a campaign to push the National Rifle Association out of politics and ban assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines in the U.S.

The Miami Herald reports Families vs Assault Rifles is a nonprofit and political action committee founded to be a counterweight to the NRA. It will target competitive federal races.

The Super PAC registered with the state and federal governments on May 18, the same day a shooting left 10 dead at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas.
  
The parents’ Super PAC is soliciting $17 donations, one dollar for each life lost in the shooting.
  
The group has a $10 million fundraising goal.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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