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:
Parkland students fundraising for the DNC pic.twitter.com/aa4Z2Oe5FI
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) March 2, 2018
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:
Unbelievable: the Trump campaign just sent out an email using the Parkland shooting, including photos of survivors, to raise money for his reelection campaign. pic.twitter.com/2WInImvsIA
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) February 24, 2018
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.”