Justin Bieber is encouraging his followers to take action and sign a petition in support of March for Our Lives, in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting that took 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
March for Our Lives is a movement “created by, inspired by, and led by students across the USA who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that have become all too familiar,” according to the website.
Bieber has previously voiced his support of the March for Our Lives movement, which was started by the teenage survivors of the Parkland, Fla., high school mass shooting.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 18, 2018
“Help these kids and sign their petition now,” the Love Yourself singer tweeted on March 3.
Help these kids and sign their petition now —> https://t.co/HKhLQ8zqSc
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 3, 2018
The March of Our Lives is an event planned for Washington, D.C., on March 24 that calls on the U.S. government to respond to school shootings.
The Canadian pop star’s tweet included a link to the March for Our Lives petition, which is described as “an act to protect and save your children.”
The petition, which was created by the students, asks elected officials to pass a law to ban the sale of assault weapons, prohibit the sales of high-capacity magazines and close loopholes in background checks that allow “dangerous people who shouldn’t be allowed to purchase firearms to slip through the cracks.”
Singer Harry Styles also told his fans to sign the petition earlier last week.
“I just signed the @AMarch4OurLives petition, and you should too,” he tweeted.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) March 2, 2018
Other celebrities have also signed the petition that calls for specific gun reform measures and asked their social media followers to support the movement.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) March 3, 2018
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) March 3, 2018
never want to hear another adult talk condescendingly about millenials/young ppl ever again. face the hopeful, intelligent, unwavering presence of your future leaders of America. #MarchForOurLives #March24th https://t.co/rB9n3rzqXd
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) February 18, 2018
On March 24, students are leading marches in DC & across the country to demand that lawmakers do their jobs and take action to prevent gun violence. Get involved: https://t.co/s57UYt3xRO#MarchForOurLives @Everytown
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) February 18, 2018
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) February 18, 2018
ATTENTION STUDENTS!! Please make YOUR #WhatIf Video. Get all your friends too! Post them so lawmakers who support the NRA and gun manufacturers will see that your generation is not going to stop speaking out. #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/wEnohapWpO
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) March 2, 2018
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." – MLK
On March 24th, break the silence to help break this cycle of gun violence. Our kids deserve better. Our world deserves better.
Get involved: https://t.co/CuUlD6ZSD3 #MarchForOurLives @Everytown pic.twitter.com/48gNc6ShfD
— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 1, 2018
George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives.’ These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 20, 2018
Gucci also donated US$500,000 to march and publicly announced, “We stand with March for Our Lives and the fearless students across the country who demand that their lives and safety become a priority. We have all been directly or indirectly impacted by these senseless tragedies.”