After a deadly mass shooting that left 17 families shattered in Parkland, Florida, calls are being made across the nation by the American people for the US government to intervene to do something to address the trend. Hell, anything other than offering thoughts and prayers would be great at this point.
Parkland school teacher Alicia Blonde on Fox: “With all due respect to your station, you’ll be here today, tomorrow, maybe next week. But by the following week … it’ll just be a passing memory. Like Columbine, Sandy Hook..” #GunReformNow pic.twitter.com/20U4TPl1qo
— Remove Trump Now (@KaniJJackson) February 15, 2018
The Women’s March group took to Twitter and called on students, teachers, and anyone who supported gun control legislation to walk out of school on March 14.
‘Enough is enough!
‘Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am on March 14, 2018. Join us in saying #ENOUGH!’
Enough is enough!
Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am on March 14, 2018. Join us in saying #ENOUGH!https://t.co/8ZE8uthRlZ pic.twitter.com/45yCZl4zDm
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) February 16, 2018
They linked to a Facebook event page which described the event and wrote that teachers and students were no longer safe in school.
‘We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that address the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020.
‘Join us in saying #ENOUGH!’
You can find events or host an event at this link.
The American people, even some conservatives, are sick of turning on the news and seeing the crying faces of children and parents as newscasters describe the horrific details of someone going in with an assault weapon and taking lives in mere minutes. It’s time for change, and it’s on the American people to force the hand of Congress to make that change.
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