Unionville High School Senior ‘Takes a Stand,’ Organizes Rally Against Gun Violence


Andrew Binder

Andrew Binder, a senior at Unionville High School, is among the students helping to organize Philadelphia’s “March for Our Lives,” writes Patricia Madej for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“March for Our Lives” is a rally against gun violence launched by survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. It will take place on March 24 in Washington, D.C., and has inspired hundreds of marches worldwide.

Binder is one of the four main organizers of the Philadelphia effort. In recent weeks, he has been reaching out to Philadelphia-area schools to share ways they can get involved.


“The vast majority of high school students are not thinking about political issues on a daily basis,” said Binder, “but this is one that really resonates with them.”

He hopes the march will transform the energy behind the issue into concrete change.

“We need to take a stand,” Binder said. “We need to show solidarity with the victims and make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

The Philadelphia event will begin at 9:30 AM on March 24 at Fifth and Market streets.

Read more about “March for Our Lives” in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.

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