Lee activist to take students to gun control rally in D.C.

Thousands of students will soon march to inspire change in Washington, D.C. after the Parkland massacre.

Local activist Willie B. Green has fought for civil rights for more than 60 years and is now rolling up his sleeves and planning to head back to the nation’s capital.

“It’s a way of life for me, it’s what I do,” Green said. “All my life I have tried to be part of the solution rather than the problem.”

From marching with Martin Luther King Jr. for equal rights to integrating schools in Lee County, Green said he’s saddened by where our country stands today.

17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

After the shooting, Green decided to join the movement young Parkland students started in an effort to keep schools safe.

“They really remind me so much of myself when I was their age,” Green said.

Green is asking Southwest Florida residents to nominate local students so he could personally take them to Washington, D.C. for the March of Our Lives rally on March 24.

“If we all get together to do something, we will make it better than what we have today,” Green said.

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