Everytown, an American nonprofit backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg that advocates gun control, made a shocking announcement on Friday.
They said they are creating 500 grants and making them available to fund future demonstrations that will be similar to the planned march of the Parkland, Florida students.
The grants will each be worth $5,000, and given to individuals devising “sibling marches.” These marches will mirror the March For Our Lives event on March 24.
March For Our Lives is a movement led by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students.
According to a statement made by Everytown, these funds will provide more resources to individuals who are passionate about the passing of further gun control legislation.
Everytown President John Feinblatt said in a statement that the non-profit is proud to assist people in making their voices heard, and demanding that their elected officials protect them.
Feinblatt also said Everytown is looking forward to seeing more Americans act for meaningful change to the nation’s gun laws.
Just four days after the Parkland, Florida shooting, Bloomberg also made an announcement of a new, youth-based offshoot: Students Demand Action.
As of Monday, 424 gun control events have been put in place to advocate for stricter legislation.