The Parkland survivors are continuing their activism by making their voices heard on a new platform: the graduation stage.
Teen activist and Parkland survivor David Hogg tweeted last week inviting others to join him in spray painting their caps orange to show support for gun reform.
In a follow-up tweet, Hogg recommended an alternative for students who couldn’t spray paint their caps.
“For those of you that want to participate in #OrangeCaps but can’t spray paint your caps, you can print out a price tag and tie it to your tassel,” he tweeted.
The price tag for each state can be found on the landing page for March For Our Lives and represents the amount of money politicians in each state take from the NRA.
“We’ve calculated the price of each student in states across the country, based on the millions of dollars politicians have accepted from the NRA,” it reads. “If your state doesn’t have a price tag, that’s good news. It means that your politicians aren’t taking large sums of NRA money. Instead, use the national average price tag to show your support for reforming our gun laws.”
Many high school seniors are joining in and showing their support.
walked today in honor of the 10 students and staff shot and killed yesterday at Santa Fe High School in Texas, I walked today for 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, for the 13 lost here in Jefferson County 19 years ago, I walked today for Sandy Hook, for Virginia Tech, for Great Mills HS, for Araphoe HS, and for every other school that has been forever changed by gun violence. Today I walked for the students and staff of schools across the county who can no longer be here to graduate themselves, who can no longer be here to watch their students reach the finish line, I walked today for those who can't and for this new chapter of my life I will walk everyday for those who can't and I will fight everyday for those who can't. also congrats class of 2018 graduate 👩🏼🎓✨ #orangecaps #rebelstrong #prayforsantafe #wearecolumbine #wearedouglas #wearechange 💕💕💕✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼
My @michailahope graduates today. I couldn’t be more proud of her. To all of the young ones graduating day, we’ve been waiting for you. This world is yours. Take it. To the world, look out. They’re coming for you. #orangecaps #StudentsofTeachers #TeachersofInstagram #StateViolenceIsAlsoGunViolence #BlackLivesMatter
Major props to David for keeping the movement going — we’re excited to see what you accomplish post-graduation.