Pennsbury High School Walkout

Start: Wednesday, March 14, 201810:00 AM

End: Wednesday, March 14, 201810:17 AM

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What?

A mass school walkout, led by youth, to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers after school shootings. We need action. We demand Congress pass sensible legislation that would help keep us and our loved ones safe from gun violence at school, and beyond. Since Sandy Hook there have been over 200 school shootings resulting in over 400 people shot since sandy hook.

Wear orange (the color for movement) on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018. Walk out of the classroom at 10:00 am and stand quietly until 10:17 am, then go back to class and finish B period. Hopefully if enough students and faculty join in, we can push for local officials to finally petition for change. Together we can make the country a better place where we don't have to fear getting shot at school.


Why?

Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms.

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 must demand our elected officials do the job they were elected to do — keep us safe. Congress needs to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers after school shootings. They must take meaningful action to pass sensible federal gun reform legislation that will greatly reduce school shootings and save the lives of students and teachers.  


DEMAND CONGRESS:

+ Ban Assault Rifles and High Capacity Magazines

+ Expand Background Checks to All Gun Sales

+ 28-Day Waiting Periods

+ Must Pass Safety Exam

+ Carry Liability Insurance for Each Firearm

+ No Sales by Private Gun Owners

+ No Sales at Gun Shows

+ 10 Round Maximum Magazine Limit

+ Bump Stock Ban

+ Crank Ban

+ Licenses for ALL Arms

+ Child Lock Requirements

+ Safe Storage Requirements

+ Minimum Age Purchase Requirement

+ Domestic Violence Ban

+ Must Have Viable Reason to Own

+ Mental Health/Stability Check

+ Fund government research on gun violence

+ Renewals and Inspections at Intervals

+ Title and Tag at Each Point of Sale

Who?

Students, Teachers, School Administrators, Parents, literally Everyone


Where?

Schools and universities across America.


Some ideas for your youth-led action:

+ Wear all orange (color for movement) to show solidarity

+ Walk-Out on same day at same time across all time zones for a designated amount of time : 17 minutes for 17 students killed in Parkland, FL

10am ET, 10amCT, 10amMT, 10amPT

+ Students can walk outside of their school or walk out the classroom into a hallway

+ Encourage schools to host an assembly discussing the issue of gun violence before/after walk-out

+ Students can host sign-making get-togethers for the walk-out

+ Write letters to Congress urging them to take action to keep schools safe


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!