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“Every day when I say ‘bye’ to my parents, I do acknowledge the fact that I could never see my parents again.”

Ella Fesler, a high school student in Alexandria, Virginia

 

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Thousands gathered at Florida’s state capitol today to demand their legislators take action against gun violence.

 

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Hundreds of teenagers from around the DC area walked out of school today also to demand action on gun control. The students rallied outside the U.S. Capitol, before marching down the National Mall to the White House.

 

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This lie-in in front of the White House symbolized the 17 students and staff killed in Parkland on February 14, 2018. More joined in after the first 17 students participated.

 

In reaction to the murderous rampage of a disturbed youth armed to the teeth with weaponry that no civilian should possess, there have been rallies and marches around the country and others are planned.

To follow are events planned that have come to my attention.:

 

Wednesday, March 14: #Enough! National School Walkout

One month after the Parkland school shooting, organizers are calling for “students, teachers, administrators, parents and allies” to participate in a nationwide school walkout. The event is being organized by the same people who organized the Women’s March.

The organizers are asking participants to walkout 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.”

The Facebook link can be found here.

 

Saturday, March 24: March for Our Lives

On Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 AM, the students of Parkland will be leading a march in DC for gun violence protection.

The event posted on Facebook can be found here.

 

Friday, April 20: National Day of Action against Gun Violence in Schools

On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, the Network for Public Education is calling for a day of action to prevent gun violence.

Per the NPE event Facebook page, “After the slaughter of students and staff in Parkland, Florida, the time for action has never been more urgent. The politicians sit on their hands as our children and their teachers are murdered in their schools. We will be silent no more! The failure to enact rational laws that bar access to guns designed for mass shootings is inexcusable. It is past time to speak out and act.”

 

There is also the March for Life Facebook page where associated events can be posted.

Dora Taylor