David Hogg is an activist and co-founder of the #NeverAgain gun-control movement, as well as the subsequent advocacy group, March For Our Lives. Hogg was a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, when a former student entered the school with an assault weapon and took the lives of 17 students and faculty members. Following the February 2018 attack, Hogg, the former news director for the high school's TV station, became a galvanizing figure and strategist in the effort to spur social and legislative change around gun safety, appearing in high-profile television interviews and calling out politicians and other public figures on social media. When Fox News host Laura Ingraham mocked Hogg on Twitter, he responded by instructing his followers to call her advertisers, and dozens of them withdrew their sponsorship. In March, Hogg and 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 U.S. history.
Hogg plans to take a gap year after graduating to continue his advocacy work.