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Mimi Madrid
Terri Straut holds a sign among students during the ‘Vote for Our Lives’ event at Clement Park. Straut is a parent of a Columbine High School student who said safety in schools should be the highest priority.
Vote for Our Lives hosts rally at Clement Park

On the eve of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, Jefferson County students joined forces with students from Parkland, Fla., and Pittsburgh at Clement Park to kick off the Vote for Our Lives campaign.

As a cool wind whispered through the April air, people toting handmade signs gathered in the South Jeffco park to remember lives lost to gun violence and fight for a better future.