Quintin Gay Invites ASAC to March For Our Lives Event
March For Our Lives Iowa is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending gun violence and getting young people more involved in the political process. They were super excited to announce their “Get Out And Vote Kickoff Weekend” at NewBo City Market on October 13th!
March For Our Lives Iowa works to reduce gun violence in America through community activism, legislation, and engagement.
After the national March For Our Lives organization was created, local students felt the need start a more regional organization to address gun violence within the state of Iowa. MFOL Iowa has organizers in all congressional districts, including major cities such as Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, and Sioux City.
Executive Director, Barb Gay, was present at the event. Her son, Quintin Gay, is one of the founders and treasurer of March For Our Lives Iowa and was responsible for this spectacular event that took place.
Quintin is a rising high school senior at Cedar Rapids Washington High School. He has volunteered at various MFOL events and joined the team in June. Quintin is the Vice-President of Amnesty, International at Washington, and also serves as a Student Trustee on the Cedar Rapids Community School Foundation Board.
There was an awesome line-up of local bands, guest speakers, and of course satellite voting! Local up and coming artists, such as Gold Revere, Mansfield Avenue, and Proof of Concept, took to the stage. There were also great speakers throughout the day.
The night ended with a student, teacher, and gun violence survivor panel about how you can make a difference in your community. Our own, Leah Schneider, was a part of that panel after surviving the Mandalay Bay concert shooting just over a year ago. We admire Leah’s courage to get up and speak about her experience.
There was an amazing turnout, and it was great to see so many young people passionate about a huge cause.
Thanks for the invite, Quinton! We had a blast!