Parkland Student Now Fundraising for the Democrats Amid Gun Control Push

| MAR 2, 2018 | 9:24 PM
Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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One of the survivors of the Florida school shooting is now fundraising for the Democratic National Committee.

Sara Imam, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in mid-February, recently penned a letter for the DNC, urging recipients to “commit to vote” in November:

The end of the email also asks people to “make a contribution today if you're ready to elect Democrats in all 50 states this year.”

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign faced similar backlash in late February when his team circulated a fundraising email featuring a photo of the commander in chief visiting survivors of the school attack:

Calls for increased gun control have been steady and sustained in the days and weeks since the deadly shooting — from both lawmakers and corporations. Some of the survivors are even reportedly considering book deals to advance the conversation on gun control.

On Wednesday, Trump stunned both Republicans and Democrats when he said, referring to those who might suffer from mental illnesses, “Take the guns first, go through due process second.”

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