Say #ENOUGH to Gun Violence
By Mike Hersh for the PDA national team: Donna, Bryan, Deb, Judy, Janis, Kim, Mike F., Amos, Dan, Dave, and Dr. Bill
Each Tuesday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) features a progressive hero, group, or even a concept that “Trumps Trump.” Today, we honor the young people who are marching against gun violence. PDA was founded in 2004 to make progress on critically important issues. Today, we proudly celebrate the next generation of activists who are leading us all. Support the National School Walkout tomorrow March 14th.
PDA strongly supports the #NationalSchoolWalkout, and shares the following message from Women’s March about the National School Walkout happening tomorrow March 14th:
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.
Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school.
Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.
We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that address the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020.
Join us in saying #ENOUGH!
Peace and solidarity,
Mike Hersh for the PDA national team: Donna, Bryan, Deb, Judy, Janis, Kim, Mike F., Amos, Dan, Dave, and Dr. Bill
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