PARKLAND, FL – Nine cast members from ABC’s Emmy Award Winning comedy Modern Family sent a message to Stoneman Douglas High School students, pledging their support in advance of the March 24 gun violence rally.
“We stand with you and we will be right there by your side as Americans take to the streets on March 24 making their voices heard for the march for our lives,” the video message said. “On behalf of families every where, never again.”
Led by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell Pritchett in the show, the cast sent condolences and support to everyone “fighting for common sense gun laws.”
“Your bravery and resolve in response to this senseless tragedy inspires us and gives hope that some day pour law makers will stop putting the interests of the NRA ahead of what’s best for our children,” the cast said in the video. “You’ve showed young people, you’ve shown everyone that its not enough to just like posts and retweet.”
Ariel Winter (who plays Alex Dunphy) and her on-screen sister, Sarah Hyland (Haley Dunphy) challenged America to “get involved” and register to vote.
“Too many excuses have been made,” the cast said. “Too many lives have been lost. So thank you for taking on this challenge.”
Aside from Ferguson, Hyland and Winter, Sofia Vergara (Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Julie Bowen (Claire Dunphy), Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy), Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker), Ed O’Neill (Jay Pritchett) and Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy) each appeared in the mash-up video.