AFT invites you to help make history against gun violence. On March 14, nearly three million students and allies walked out of schools. Millions more turned out for the March for Our Lives 10 days later. The momentum for commonsense gun reform is still growing. You can play a key role in the next action.
On April 20—the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shootings—schools all over the country are taking action as a school community. Students at more than 2,000 schools plan to walk out again—and we will stand united with them in the call for commonsense gun reform.
Others are hosting voter registration drives to ensure the young people energized by this issue can make their voices heard at the ballot box.
Still others are planning teach-ins, community forums, or town halls with local elected officials. Will you plan an event in your community, and add it to the map so others can join you?
It could be as simple as asking your colleagues or friends to wear orange—the color of the movement. (You can even order Day of Action shirts and arm bands for yourself and your co-workers here . )
We need real solutions that make our schools and our communities safer—not bad ideas like arming teachers. And our focus is on both the mass shootings in schools and on campuses and the gun violence far too many students and families face in their communities every day. Plan an event to demand commonsense reform to end gun violence, and post it on this site so others can join you: http://protectourschools.com/.
We’re standing together again on April 20 to say NO MORE: No more children murdered in our classrooms or our streets. No more parents sending children to school who never come home. Leaders need to hear our call to take action against gun violence NOW!