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New Mexico

#RoadtoChange Arrives in New Mexico

Poli Pix was so thrilled to run into so many of our friends in Albuquerque as part of our work documenting March For Our Lives’ Road to Change events throughout the Southwestern U.S. True to form, Albuquerque welcomed the student gun safety activists with a combination of lively music, art installation calling for an end to gun violence, and dancing – all at Albuquerque’s historic Roosevelt Park.

Here’s a sample of the full gallery we provided to the organization (23/109 images):

 

 

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Texas

#RoadtoChange to the Sun City of El Paso, TX

March For Our Lives’ #RoadtoChange tour made a stop in Poli Pix Co.’s hometown of El Paso last month, sharing its vision for gun-sense communities and to usher in a new generation of voters into the political process.

Perhaps one of the most significant moments from the event for Poli Pix came from speaking with a local Republican, military veteran, and 2nd Amendment supporter about ways to come together and make progress on ending mass shootings. While he admitted that certain gun control laws don’t seem applicable to every community (in fact, El Paso is routinely rated as one of the safest cities in the U.S., so we get it), he understood the value of attending the event to hear the other side’s perspective. As a father, he found agreement with us that schools should be a safe place while respectfully disagreeing on the general access to guns in our society. We’re of the opinion that more conversations like this – underpinned by decorum and respect – should be happening; everywhere and all the time.

By our own account, the Parkland students and others have been pretty moderate in voicing their their policy goals. They’re looking for political leadership on establishing mandatory waiting periods to obtain firearms, on reconciling red flag laws to keep guns out of dangerous domestic environments, and on keeping guns out of classrooms. To that point, while there may be individuals in schools with concealed carry permits, it’s insane to us that the need for threat-neutralizing skills should ever hold more political importance than cultivating the next generation.

Here’s a sample of the full gallery we provided to the organization (32/102 images):

 

 

 

 

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Texas

#RoadToChange Makes A Stand in San Antonio, TX

Students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School join Texas gun access activists in San Antonio for another #RoadtoChange tour stop. All along the tour, the students have voiced their experiences with gun violence across the nation and are building momentum for policy change that would make access to guns a more accountable process.

Here’s a sample of the full gallery we provided to the organization (31/96 images):

 

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Texas

March For Our Lives Heads To Houston, TX

When March For Our Lives arrived at a #RoadtoChange event at Houston’s City Hall on July 8, we were there to capture the scene.¬†Throughout this tour, student activists are leading an effort to bring young people into the political process. At each stop, we’re hearing directly from good people who have been impacted by gun violence in this country. Here’s a sample of the full gallery we provided to the organization (21/120 images):

 

 

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Texas

March For Our Lives’ #RoadtoChange Tour in Dallas, TX

Poli Pix Co. has been BUSY!¬†We were fortunate enough to be invited to contribute to March For Our Lives’ #RoadToChange Tour throughout the organization’s planned stops across Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.

All along the ‘Road to Change’ the survivors-turned-activists from Parkland, Florida are joining other gun safety advocates for events to register and engage new voters in the political process. This event at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX drew and estimated 500-600 people.

Here’s a sample of the full gallery we provided to the organization (21/81 total photos):