A wearable $1.05 price tag symbolises the price politicians put on student lives by accepting money from the NRA gun lobby. The price on the tags is calculated by dividing the total amount received from the NRA by the total number of students. These downloadable price tags were distributed on social media via student activists like Emma Gonzalez (1.5M followers) and David Hogg (782.4k followers). Student activists also wore the price tags for interviews and spoke about them at the gun control march in Washington D.C.
Divide the amount the gun lobby donates to the government by the number of students, and you get a $1.05. The price politicians put on student lives. The price tag became the symbol of a movement sparked by the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. The survivors spoke up to demand change, organising the March For Our Lives rally, which attracted millions. This evolved into the March For Our Lives (MFOL) organisation and action fund, which continues to push politicians to pass gun control laws.