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‘Fulfill Your Promises,’ Biden Told Four Years After Parkland Massacre

“I’m disappointed,” said survivor and activist David Hogg, “and frankly, if I could say one thing to the president, it’s that we need you to go out and act right now before the next Parkland happens.”

By JESSICA CORBETT

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Four years after a gunman murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, survivors of the mass shooting, other activists, and progressive lawmakers on Monday demanded urgent action from President Joe Biden and Congress.

In interviews and actions marking the fourth anniversary of the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, advocates argued the president hasn’t gone far enough. As March for Our Lives co-founder David Hogg put it: “Biden has been a friend, but not a leader.”

“He’s made small steps but it’s not enough. The president hasn’t been receptive to our demands,” Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 shooting, told CNN. “We expected this from [former President Donald] Trump, but we’re shocked that it’s coming from Biden.”

“The buck stops with you,” Hogg tweeted at Biden. “Fulfill your promises.”

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