This past Saturday, March 24th, was the March for Our Lives — a national march that took place in towns and cities all over the country (and in several international locations) to advocate for common sense gun reform. Hundreds of thousands of citizens took to the streets in protest, Parkland shooting survivor and teen advocate Emma González delivered a powerful and (now) iconic speech, and many of our favorite celebrities showed up to lend their voices to the cause. Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus had a touching reunion in Washington D.C., where both singers performed to bring further awareness to the issue.
Before the day of the march, Parkland survivor David Hogg had revealed that both singers would attend, telling CNN, “We’re gonna have four major independent women that are standing with us and walking beside us, and those are Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato. They’re going to be standing there with us and marching with us and they’re some of the few people that are really coming out and stepping up with us.”
Lovato, who performed “Skyscraper,” and Cyrus, who performed “Climb,” posted about their reunion via Twitter.
Both singers are former Disney Channel stars and have not only since made names for themselves in their solo careers, but as social activists who use their platforms to promote positive change. Yes, yes, and yes.
We’re thanking Miley, Demi, and each and every person who showed up this past Saturday to bring light to the critical issue of gun control. Because every voice makes a difference in this chorus.