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Markey Urges Sustained Activism

After weekend's gun control rallies, Senator coaxes students to lead the way on a variety of critical matters.

Photograph by Danielle Rivard

Not surprisingly, Senator Edward Markey ’72, a longtime advocate of rights and reasonable protections, on March 24 joined the voices of hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country calling for gun control. The day after Saturday’s March for Our Lives rally in Boston led by survivors of the Parkland High School shooting in Florida, Markey spoke at Boston College about the importance of civics education, and he did so from the very room where he took a Western Civilization class as an undergraduate.

His message to students? Become politically engaged, stay active, and get out to vote.

Read more about his talk in The Heights.