Parkland shooting survivors kick off cross-country gun control tour

Some of the students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are taking their gun control message on the road.

Joined by celebrities including Jennifer Hudson and Chance the Rapper, the gun violence survivors kicked off the first leg of their tour in Chicago on Friday night (local time).

Their bus tour, called Road to Change, will include 50 stops in more than 20 states over the next two months.

"We're travelling around the country, not only registering people to vote, but also to serve as a megaphone for the people who are so often ignored," Parkland survivor Cameron Kasky told CBS.

Though many of the students will still be too young to vote, they hope to shape the election.

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