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MTV & NAACP Join Forces to Send Youths Affected by Gun Violence to March for Our Lives

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A students holds a sign while attending a rally for those heading to the March for Our Lives event in Washington D.C. on March 20, 2018.

MTV and the NAACP are teaming up to do their part to support March for Our Lives this weekend. The duo announced Thursday (March 22) that they will send 17 buses of “young people from communities affected by gun violence” to Washington, D.C., to participate in the march. A group of celebrities have also teamed up with MTV and the NAACP to show their personal support to the kids, including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Yara Shahidi, Nick Cannon, Carmelo Anthony, Pusha T, Halsey and Chloe x Halle.

“Once again young people are at the forefront of driving change," MTV President Chris McCarthy said in a statement. "Today’s study revealed an overwhelming 75% of teens polled are ‘not going to wait until they are adults to make real political change.’”

"March 24 is not just another rally, it's an opportunity to support young leaders who are organizing to end gun violence and make all communities safer,” added Tiffany Dena Loftin, director of the NAACP Youth and College Division.

March for Our Lives takes place on Saturday with a flagship march in Washington, D.C., and sister marches across the country.


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