Sari Kaufman: On February 14th, you know, it was like any other day, my mom dropped me off for school. And then fourth period we heard gunshots.
911 Dispatcher: Possible shots fired at Stoneman Douglas High School.
Anderson Cooper: People’s lives were lost or forever changed this afternoon.
News Reporter: Since then, students have started the national movement known as March For Our Lives.
Sari Kaufman: I was one of the lead organizers of the Parkland March for Our Lives. At the march, we registered more than 1000 voters, but I continued to notice a lot of young people didn’t always know who was on their ballot. And that’s when I came up with the idea of My Vote Project.
Anyone around the country can just type in their zip code, and no matter if you’re a Republican, Democrat, any party, you can find unbiased, well-researched information for your candidates.
We also organize candidate forums and policy discussions, and this gives a great opportunity for voters to meet their candidates before they walk into the voting booth.
I’m very proud to go from one of the lowest points in my life to then one of my highest points and make sure that young people understand the power they have to create change in our world.