Young people leading the fight for #gunsafety
We at MomsRising are both heartbroken that young people are having to fight for their own safety because our national leadership hasn't stood up for kids yet; and incredibly proud of the young people who are stepping forward for gun safety.
Let's back them up!
*Mark your calendars. MomsRising is supporting these three important actions where young people are leading the way that could use all of our support:
1--> Wednesday, March 14: #Enough - A National School Walk Out! The Women's March Youth EMPOWER Team is calling for a seventeen-minute (1 minute for every life lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School) national school walk out on Wednesday, March 14th at 10am in all timezones. *Follow on Twitter to get real time updates: https://twitter.com/WomensMarchY/status/965324562996002816
2--> Saturday, March 24th: #March4OurLives - Student survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL are calling for a march on Washington, D.C. and also in cities across our nation on Saturday, March 24th Go to https://www.marchforourlives.com/ for more information. *Follow on Twitter to get real time updates: https://twitter.com/AMarch4OurLives
3--> Friday, April 20th: #NationalSchoolWalkout Other student and education groups are calling for a longer-term student walk out on the anniversary of Columbine.*Follow on Twitter to get real time updates: https://twitter.com/schoolwalkoutUS/status/964697373074231298
We at MomsRising are thrilled that more than one action is being planned to keep up the drum beat for change. It’s going to take all of us, and many different tactics and organizations working together to move our nation toward gun safety. We are up against some tremendous forces, but together we are unstoppable.
*Want more info and ways to support these events and advancing gun safety? Sign on here, and we’ll keep you in the loop as plans continue to develop: https://action.momsrising.org/signup/StudentGVP/?source=blog