High school senior Marco Vargas is pushing to reduce gun violence. Photo courtesy of Vargas.
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Attorney Gloria Allred has represented women accusing President Trump, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and Roman Polanski of sexual misconduct. She’s been doing this work long before the Me Too movement. She’s the subject of the new Netflix documentary, “Seeing Allred.” She talks to us about her long career, suing the president, what she thinks of her daughter’s own decision to work for Harvey Weinstein.
Gloria Allred. Photo courtesy of Netflix.
Students nationwide are speaking out against guns. Here in LA, about 1000 kids have formed a group called Students Demand Action. One of them is 18-year-old Marco Vargas. The high school senior talks about his activism, his personal experience with gun violence, and what changes he wants to see to gun laws.
High school senior Marco Vargas is pushing to reduce
gun violence. Photo courtesy of Vargas.
Marco Vargas, senior at Nava College Prep Academy in LA, member of Students Demand Action
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