National School Walkout

Are You Walking Out this Wednesday? Student-Led Gun Protest Walkout Information

March 13, 2018

This Wednesday, March 14, high school students from coast to coast will stand up to gun violence by walking out of their schools. March 14 marks the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, where a single shooter used semi-automatic weapons to kill 17 students and teachers.

The March 14 walkout is the latest in a series of student-led protests and marches to demand government action. Students are demanding a ban of weapons commonly used to commit mass shootings. Specifically, participants want Congress to:

Student Walkouts

After School, the largest teen-focused social network in the U.S., is asking students if they will be participating in the walkout and providing additional information about the student-led protests.

Students and those in support of these efforts continue to organize activities to raise awareness, including:

The March For Our Lives will take place on March 24 in Washington D.C. Participants are protesting to “demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end this epidemic of mass school shootings.” Organizers are encouraging supporters to join them in DC for the event or march in their respective communities.

The Network for Public Education is organizing a National High School Walkout on April 20, which is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting with similar goals.

DoSomething.org Asks Students to Stand Up to Gun Violence

In addition to the walkouts and marches, students and thousands of others have taken to social media. Are you joining the movement? If so, get involved with DoSomething.org here.

Interested in learning more about this issue? Visit our friends at Countable.us to read more and find a breakdown of related events and information here.




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