The students leading this movement have captivated our nation—their voices are simply impossible for the National Rifle Association to silence. It’s our kids who have sheltered in closets, who have lost their friends, who have written texts to their families thinking they had one last opportunity to say they loved them, who have taken bullets for each other, and who have witnessed killing sprees. It’s our kids who have spent their school lives in active shooter drills. They are rightly fed up, and are now mobilizing our country in an effort to ensure safe streets and safe schools free from gun violence. They are turning this moment into a movement for change. And their teachers are standing with them, not just in these actions, but in calling for commonsense gun safety measures…from our legislators.
Today, we organized rallies, marches, and voter-registration drives to remind our elected officials: You work for us—the people. These last few months have been about demonstrations and walking out, but come November, we’ll walk in to the voting booth to elect allies in this fight against gun violence.
Photo: Students walk out at MacArthur High School in Irving. (Brandon Wade/Dallas Morning News)