Students Demand Action presents club’s purpose to Senate
The Senate voted on chartering Students Demand Action and amended an article of the club bylaws.
The Senate voted to charter the new Students Demand Action Club and amended Article VIII of club bylaws on Sunday.
Club President Yael Perlman ’23 gave a presentation to the Senate on the club’s purpose and how they would use their funding.
Students Demand Action is a nation-wide club founded after the Parkland School shooting of 2018, Perlman said. Their goal is to mobilize voters, particularly young people, toward supporting “gun sense platforms.”
According to Gun Sense Voter, an organization affiliated with Moms Demand Action, candidates who have “gun sense” support stronger gun legislation to create safer communities. Both GSV and MDA are gun legislation-reform organizations.
The club’s strategies include phone banking, social media outreach and petitioning. They also want to educate students on gun violence by hosting informational events with speakers with knowledge on gun legislation as well as victims of shootings. The club has already held an event on gun violence with Prof. Daniel Breen (LGLS).
The Senate voted unanimously by acclimation to charter the club.
Before going into executive session, the Senate voted unanimously to amend Article VIII, Section 8 of the club bylaws to change a reference to PARC from its old name, “Department of Preventative Services,” to its current one, “Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center.”