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March For Our Lives Road to Change tour makes stop in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas - Survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, took the March For Our Lives movement to El Paso Tuesday. 

The "Road To Change" tour started in June, and has 50 stops planned in more than 20 states. 

Survivors organized the tour  to focus on informing, registering and mobilizing people to vote in hopes they will push to for stronger gun safety legislation. 

The organization aims to pass a law banning assault weapons used in mass shootings, to stop the sale of high-capacity magazines and restrict the amount of ammunition, according to CNN.

The group was not greeted by everyone in El Paso. Advocates for Open Carry Texas showed up Tuesday in opposition of the group's message.

"I've been happy to see that they've been reaching out to Texans and having civil discussion, but we're also saying, 'Welcome to Texas but your ideology and what you guys are advocating for is not welcome at all,'" James Peinado, a representative for Open Carry Texas, El Paso division, said.

Touring the country does come at a cost. Donations are accepted on the "Road To Change" website,  and go to March for Our Lives Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. 

March For Our Lives also has a GoFundMePage, in which it has accrued $3,578,603 of a $3.8 million goal.

The El Paso event will be held at the El Paso Community Foundation.

The event will start at 7 p.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m.

 

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