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Parkland Student Activists Named One of People Magazine's ‘100 Reasons to Love America'

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  • The group of Parkland student activists were named number 82 on People's "100 Reasons to Love America This Year" list
  • They're on a "Road to Change" bus tour this summer to encourage and register young voters

The student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were named one of People magazine's "100 reasons to love America this year" for their advocacy to prevent gun violence.

After the tragic Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 of the Parkland school's students and faculty, the group launched the "March for Our Lives" movement, lobbying lawmakers, organizing peaceful marches at the nation's capital and inspiring school walkouts across the country for tighter gun control.

This summer, the Parkland students are on a "Road to Change" bus tour around the U.S. to encourage young people to vote.

"It's not just Parkland," Jaclyn Corin said in People. "And that is why we won't stop."

View the full list, which will be featured in the magazine's July issue, here.

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