In conjunction with the #NationalSchoolWalkout, I am hosting a walkout for 17 minutes at 10am to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools. 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.
We are walking out for 17 minutes because of the 17 students killed in Parkland, FL.
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.
What is going to happen:
-Students can walk out of the school or walk out the classroom into a hallway- whichever is most comfortable
-Cooper will host a sign-making get-together for the walk-out and will bring extra signs for the walkout.
-While students are out of the classroom, they will be writing letters to Congress on gun violence.
-Local press will be invited to cover the event, and local politicians will be invited by Cooper to speak about protecting schools.
-Students will return to class following the 17-minute walkout