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New York Must Stick to Ending Violence by Committing to Close to Home Program

As one of the millions of people across the country and around the world who participated in March for Our Lives events this past weekend, I felt that I was standing on the precipice of a new youth movement that might — just might — change the world in fundamental ways. A generation ago, many young Americans took to the streets as part of AIDS activism, to protest a government that was treating their lives with indifference at best, and hostility at worst. Today, we are seeing a new generation carry a similar message to those in power and inspiring their elders to follow their lead.