CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a strong response echoing the call to action from Parkland Florida students.

At hundreds of town hall meetings across the country, lawmakers and students are addressing gun control and school safety.

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One of those events was held in Glen Ellyn Saturday.

“No matter how young we are, it doesn’t mean our voices are small,” says Janiele Claunan a student at  Glenbard North.

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It was standing room only at the Glen Ellyn event.

The town hall was organized by four local high schools.

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Lawmakers and candidates were invited to bring solutions or commit to ones being offered.