Why WINSTON HOUSE got involved in MARCH FOR OUR LIVES. An open letter from WINSTON HOUSE Founder, Corey McGuire.

There was a shooting on my college campus in 2014. I had already graduated, but my sister and many friends were there. I know the sickening feeling of frantically calling and texting to see if my loved ones are OK. It's heartbreaking to think of every young life cut short and every family member/friend who was never able to reach their loved one.

It's easy to feel helpless because it keeps happening.

Along with millions of people around the world, I’ve been deeply inspired by the response of the children who survived the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

Their bravery and persistence in speaking up has caused an important narrative shift in the gun-control conversation away from politics and towards people.

All of a sudden there is hope and progress being made. I feel a little bit less helpless.

Of course gun-control isn't going to put an end to school shootings. People will still find a way to get their hands on semi-automatic weapons even if they are not in stores. Yes, there are other deeper issues like mental health.

None of those are a reason to keep talking and doing nothing. Making guns harder to get is a a start. 

The children are leaders of the MARCH FOR OUR LIVES movement. On March 24, they will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

Learn more about what the movement is about HERE.

There is momentum and energy, we all need to get behind these kids right now.

For the last couple years, WINSTON HOUSE has been a safe place for young people to hang out and make friends. It has been a privilege to be a part of, especially when held up against the reality that our country's children don't feel safe at school.

It's a no brainer that our schools should be a safe place and it's heart breaking that they aren't. It's a no brainer to throw our collective resources and network behind supporting this important movement. 

SPARK THE MARCH is an initiative to organize the entertainment industry behind the kids leading MARCH FOR OUR LIVES.

The message of the MARCH FOR OUR LIVES movement is simple: Protect kids, not guns! Use your voice and march in your city on Saturday, March 24th.

Our mission is to help spread their message to as many people as possible through a mass social media campaign on an important date, March 23rd, the day before the march on the capital.

Share the text and photo below on your Instagram at 12pm Noon PST/3pm EST on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Thank you for supporting!

Corey McGuire