Left-wing donors and activists are a driving force behind the student-initiated march for gun control, a new report reveals.
A slew of well-funded liberal groups including Planned Parenthood, Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Giffords and MoveOn are all working with students behind the scenes in support of the March for Our Lives next month, BuzzFeed reports.
The left-wing groups have moved quickly to co-opt the emotional momentum from the Parkland high school shooting for their own, partisan ends.
A high-powered celebrity public relations firm, 42West, is managing the students’ media campaign, a spokesperson for the firm told BuzzFeed. The PR firm’s list of clients include Tom Cruise, Rihanna, Conan O’Brien and Meryl Streep, according to a Daily Caller review of the firm’s website.
The student-led march is becoming increasingly similar to the other mass marches — like the Women’s March or the Tax March — that have become typical of progressive activists in the President Trump era. (RELATED: Mueller Confirms: Russia Used Anti-Trump Resistance To Stoke Division)
The American Federation of Teachers, one of America’s largest teacher’s unions, is also backing the students.
“There are a lot of people who know how to put on a march in Washington and we are here to help support the teens with that experience in terms of logistics and strategy but it’s still early and they have some time to figure that out,” Randi Weingarten, the union’s president, told BuzzFeed News. “We will be here for that ‘oh shit moment’ when they realize they need things like permits.”
The Los Angeles chapter of Women’s March is among the groups, including the ones listed above, that are “helping the students with logistics, strategy, and planning for next month’s March For Our Lives rally and beyond,” according to BuzzFeed. (RELATED: Boycotts Against NRA Have Backfire Effect, Galvanize Conservatives)