Nineteen-year-old National Director of the movement and USC student Xena Amirani told Newsweek the march has been planned since April, and said “The reason why our movement was founded was due to a negative reaction we had directly with the media in the wake of the Parkland shooting and March for our Lives... There was no publicity assisting us.”
Planning to march and speak with approximately 250 people in California, Amirani said she has lost contact since going public with her opinions with other people she initially thought of as friends.
Another teen in the Midwest, 16-year-old march Boulder coordinator Lucy Amirani, had also said she felt her perspective was underrepresented within her community. “I live in one of the most liberal parts of my state, and just at school with the teachers and students I notice significant underrepresentation of conservative views in the classroom, especially history classes,” she said to Newsweek.
The Colorado resident also said her ideals in gun legislation include increased funding for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).