Cameron Kasky is an activist and cofounder of the #NeverAgain gun-control movement, as well as the subsequent advocacy group, March For Our Lives. Kasky is a survivor of the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student entered the school with an assault weapon and took the lives of 17 students and faculty members. Following the attack, Kasky, a drama student and self-described “theatre kid”--convened a group of other survivors to start #NeverAgain, and over the next several weeks he became known on social media and television for his criticism of NRA-supported politicians, such as Marco Rubio, whom Kasky confronted at a live town hall on CNN. In March, Kasky and his fellow group members organized the March For Our Lives, which drew more than 1 million people onto the streets of Washington, D.C., and other cities for the largest pro-gun-control rally in American history.
As a rising senior at MSD, Kasky plans to continue his work as a leader of March For Our Lives and the #NeverAgain movement, mobilizing and empowering young voters.