After the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people killed, students and educators across the country plan school walkouts to protest lawmakers’ inaction on gun control.
The first march is planned by the organizers behind the Women’s March.
The walkout is scheduled for March 14th at 10 a.m. in every time zone. It will last for 17 minutes for each of the lives lost in Florida.
The statement to promote the event reads, “We need action.”
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It continues, “Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.”
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
A second walkout is scheduled on March 24th by a group organized by students called March for our Lives.
We've had enough of lawmakers offering only thoughts, prayers & inaction on commonsense gun safetly laws.
— Everytown (@Everytown) February 18, 2018
Another walkout is scheduled for April 20th. This protest will mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting that left 13 people killed.
Attention: All students, teachers, coaches, counselors, janitors & administration working across America’s school systems:
On April 20, 2018, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, lead a peaceful walkout at 10am & peacefully protest this nation’s lax gun laws.
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— Simar (@sahluwal) February 17, 2018
All the scheduled walkouts have one thing in common: to pressure lawmakers to take action and pass the gun reform to keep their schools safe.
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