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(Meredith/CNN) – Florida students are heading to the state’s capital hoping their influence might be enough to enact real change when it comes to the country’s gun laws and awareness.

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And they’re not the only ones. Young people all across the nation are calling for action on gun control in the wake of the shooting that killed 17 students. Many of the survivors are among the crowds heading to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers on Wednesday.

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“Our message is at this point for politicians, if you’re not with us, you’re against us,” Majority Stoneman Douglas senior Chris Grady told CNN. “We’re trying to save the lives of innocent children. So, if you’re not for that, then we’re going to vote you out.”

About 100 students will be in Florida’s capital to discuss stricter gun laws.

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“I think this one is different because we’re all united together (from the) past, present, and future. You know we’re here to secure the future of our sons, daughters, and everything else that’s yet to come,” senior Kai Koerber said. “You know, the promises of yesterday mean nothing because we’re here today. You know, and we’re all here because we need to fight for change. And the legislation needs to change because we are falling victim to lazy legislation for far too long.”

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