Texas Capitol Walkout for Gun Safety
Austin’s student, parent, and teacher walkout is scheduled for APRIL 20th – the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting –
and the day Florida students who survived the recent shooting chose for a “National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools.”
– share the event to your feed and invite your friends.
– you can PM one of the Co-hosts or post a comment below to let us know if and how you’d like to become involved. We’re actively organizing and will be in touch with those who want to help in a few days.
Will you please share, disseminate, share ideas, attend?
Statement from the local organizers:
We are aware that there are 3 main actions being proposed in response to the horrible murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Florida, and our government representatives’ continued inaction in addressing the underlying issues that allow these despicable events to keep happening.
The first is the call for a national school walkout of 17 minutes on March 14th proposed by the Women’s March.
The second is a march in Washington DC on March 24th organized by the Students of MSD High School with the hope of sister marches around the country.
The third is a call from The Network for Public Education for a national day of action on April 20th.
We feel that these are all important actions that should be supported by everyone.
We chose to organize this event to coincide with the April 20th action because it is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine tragedy. We’ve all endured almost 2 decades of insecurity in our schools with no substantive action by our government representatives. This is 2 decades too long.
We have adjusted the time to 1PM to 3PM to allow students to attend school in the morning to be counted for official attendance numbers for funding and then walkout around lunchtime to attend the rally. Our already strained school budgets could ill afford a large hit to their funding.
We hope that y’all can support us in our efforts by continuing to share the event and spreading the word.