In my personal opinion, I believe advocacy to be the spreading of an idea one is passionate about and making others knowledgable on the topic. Advocacy is fighting for what one wants and believes in; as they spread a message that can make a positive difference. When I think of movements that work to promote change, I think of peaceful protests or petitions. There are many other ways to promote change, but these two ways of promoting change, I feel, can be very impactful and make a serious difference in the community. Change is good and movements through protest and petition accomplish it well. When I think of movements, the popular come to mind. Movements such as The Civil Rights Movement, Gun Violence and Protection, LGBTQ Equality, and many more come to mind as well. Two movements in particular that interest me is Gun Violence and Protection and the movement on the legalization of marijuana. These two movements peak my interest and am always interested when I run across stories. The movement on guns interest me because I hope to go into law enforcement later on in life and guns play an important role in that field. My stance is that everyone has the right to own and carry a gun after going through the necessary steps in applying and owning. I do, however, believe the mentally ill and convicted criminals should not have the right to own or carry a firearm due to them being a potential threat. I think this will create a safer environment and has been proven to work in other countries. But there will be challenges to this as many people take the opposition and believe only the military and police should have the right. A movement such as this is very powerful and has two very different stances that can be taken, creating a strong argument. The cannabis movement interests me not for personal gain, but of the possibilities and uncertainty surrounding it. I feel the legalization of marijuana can stir our economy as there is a lot of money to be made of it. But, many are against it and believe that marijuana is a gateway drug and the uncertainty surrounding health issues is still unknown. The legalization of marijuana across the US is a difficult process, but I believe it will soon be here.