Emma González (above, left) one of the young voices at the head of a the pro-gun control youth movement now has more Twitter followers than the National Rifle Association.
After a shooter killed 17 of her classmates and others in Parkland, Florida, González created her @Emma4Change account just this month, using it for the first time 10 days ago, just four days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
She now has more than 1.14 million followers as of this writing. (You can follow her here.)
The NRA, which joined Twitter NINE YEARS AGO, in 2009, has just over half as many followers. The weekend after the shooting that challenged the NRA, Emma gave a powerful speech making a single phrase, her point.
“We call BS!“
She also asked tough questions to former beet salesperson, Demi Moore look-alike (Sorry, Demi.) NRA spokeswoman, and all-around horrible person Dana Loesch (above, right) during CNN‘s town hall on gun violence. (Btw, Loesch has 787,000 Twitter followers. Not sorry, Dana.)
González isn’t the only Stoneman Douglas survivor to build strong Twitter bases following the attack. Classmate David Hogg now has 352,000 followers and Cameron Kasky has 240,000 and all are advocating for tougher gun laws and other measures to increase school safety and are promoting March For Our Lives student rallies on March 24.
ConDRAGulations, Emma! We’re with you, your peers and the #NeverAgain movement!
Can't make it to DC on March 24? You can now see if there's a march in your area – and if not, create your own & check out the toolkit! Thanks to @everytown @GiffordsCourage for supporting this effort. #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/HrHYh9rwIE
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) February 27, 2018
(Photo, YouTube; via CNN)