Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West & North Marched for Kids' Lives in D.C.
This past weekend, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West joined the hordes of parents who marched with their little ones in hopes of a better, safer future for said kids. Kardashian West and West participated in the March For Our Lives anti-gun-violence rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24 — with 4-year-old daughter North West in tow.
The D.C. event was organized by teen activists after the Feb. 14 mass murder of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Hundreds of similar marches took place across the country — and the world — on March 24 as well.
Kardashian West tweeted a photo of West with North on his shoulders. She wrote, "I'm so happy I got to share this moment with these two. I hope North remembers this forever."
Kardashian West had more to say on Instagram and Twitter after the march. "What an amazing day yesterday to take my daughter to Washington DC to see our future leaders speak. Having my daughter march along-side her grandfather and parents was a day I hope she remembers forever. I know that the younger generation will vote to change these gun laws that so desperately need to be changed. Hearing these stories yesterday and meeting so many families affected by gun violence was heart breaking and I hope when it comes time to vote we all step up and vote to protect our children."
It's great to see such high-profile celebs taking a public stand to support America's youth as they continue to advocate for stricter gun-control laws and the banning of semi-automatic military-style weapons like the AR-15, which have been involved in numerous mass shootings in the U.S. Many other celebs participated or performed in the march, including Paul McCartney (in honor of Beatles' bandmate and friend John Lennon, killed by a shooter in front of his apartment building), Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt, Jimmy Fallon, Dennis Rodman, Ariana Grande, Padma Lakshmi, Amy Schumer, Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Julianne Moore, Glenn Close and Cher.
Kardashian West's sister, Kourtney Kardashian, also tweeted her support of the marches taking place across the country:
This youth-led movement shows no sign of dwindling — and we're heartened to see the turnout of public figures like Kardashian West and West, who will no doubt bolster awareness and amplify the message.