National School Walkout on March 14 & March For Our Lives on March 24 in 2018!
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Days after the school shooting, resulting in 17 deaths and at least 14 injured, in Parkland, Florida, surviving students and activists are calling on their peers around the country in demanding action from the government in two events: The National School Walkout (on March 14, 2018) and the March for Our Lives (on March 24, 2018).
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that gun violence and mass shootings in schools would be ended today.
Mission Statement of March For Our Lives, below, in italics:
Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.
March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.
School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.
Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.
Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death.
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES!
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- Ben Dickmann, Florida Man Voluntarily Surrendered his AR-57 To Lead By Example
- Time To Learn From the Australian Experience in Gun Control
- Companies Are Severing Ties With NRA
- Florida Students, You Need Your Theme Song!
*Central Floridians, if you’re interested in the March For Our Lives in Central Florida area (March For Our Lives-Orlando, Lake Eola Park on March 24, 2018, between noon and 3:00 pm), please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1955765691352981/
* To see if your community has organized March For Our Lives event, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/pg/marchforourlives/events/
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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