Arizona's March For Our Lives Holds Gun Policy Town Hall

By Bret Jaspers
Published: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 9:07am
Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 1:02pm

Catherine Broski
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Catherine Broski is the Arizona state director for March for Our Lives.

Students who run the Arizona chapter of March for Our Lives took the occasion of Congress’s August recess to hold a town hall on gun policy.

On Thursday night, 10 politicians, eight Democrats and two Republicans, answered questions on guns at a Phoenix church. March for Our Lives limited them to one-minute answers, and also asked for yes-or-no responses to questions like: “Do you support an assault weapons ban?” or “Do you support waiting periods on gun sales?”

The group’s Arizona state director, Catherine Broski, said they want young people to have the information they need to make an informed decision.

“A lot of teenagers, it’s not that they don’t care. It’s that they don’t know that they should care,” she said. “And so that’s why we really try to increase that education piece on what people are doing, what policies work, what are the issues themselves.”

Broski said that as a nonprofit organization, the group cannot legally endorse any candidates. It’s emphasis in 2020 will be on registering high school students to vote and pushing again for stricter gun laws in the state legislative session.