Students are walking out of their schools all across America today in an effort to promote stronger and saner gun laws. From the look and sound of things, however, this may be just the beginning of such efforts.
The folks at Everytown for Gun Safety are promoting a series of follow-up “March for Our Lives” events that will take place next Saturday March 24. This is from a release distributed this morning:
One month ago today, 17 of our classmates, friends, and educators were shot and killed, and dozens more injured during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — our school. Devastated, our country is grieving and demanding that our elected officials offer more than just their thoughts and prayers — we need action. And, one month later, these politicians have shown yet again that they are incapable of enacting common sense gun measures. So now, thousands of people will be marching to demand that they do what’s right to ensure our lives are a priority over the gun lobby.
When our country experiences a mass shooting, the NRA and their supporters in Congress always wait for our voices to quiet down. But we’re not going to quiet down. School is a place where we should feel safe, and if the politicans won’t do what’s right to keep us safe, then we’re going to be too loud for them to ignore.
We’re marching in Washington, D.C. on March 24 for ALL of our fellow students and for the victims and survivors of gun violence in every community.
Right now, there are nearly 700 events planned on March 24, and counting. Americans across the country will be marching in Washington, D.C. and at local events in every state. This will be a march for all of our voices to be heard. This will be a march for our lives.
Click here for details on the Washington, DC event. There will also be events in Raleigh and Durham.
The Raleigh event will feature a march from the Duke Performing Arts Center to Halifax Mall. It is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Click here for more information.
The Durham event will take place at the Durham Bull Statue at CCB Plaza, 201 N Corcoran St. Click here for more information.
Not near any of those venues? Click here to find he March for our Lives event nearest you.