A GUIDE TO THE STUDENT-LED WALKOUTS AND MARCHES FOR GUN CONTROL
There are three different national actions announced in efforts to combat gun violence. Below are links and resources for March for Our Lives and other student-led gun control protests. You do not have to be in DC to march or protest - there are protests and marches being organized all around the country and you can find information on these below. We are so grateful to the youth for standing up, saying ENOUGH, and doing something that we adults have been unable to. Join us is helping them by participating in the marches and/or encouraging your kids to participate in the planned walkouts at their respective schools. Be revolutionary.
MARCH 14 | NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT
Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. 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.
MARCH 24 | MARCH FOR OUR LIVES MARCH
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 we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.
March with us in Washington DC or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.
APRIL 20 | NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT
The National Student Walkout is a nationwide protest of our leaders’ failure to pass laws that protect us from gun violence. Mass shootings happen far too frequently in America, and we as a nation have become numb to seeing the news. After each one, the same cycle takes place: the media spend less than a week on the story, politicians offer their “thoughts and prayers,” and nothing ever changes. But after the horrific massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, young Americans are taking matters into their own hands.
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest.