In response to the gun violence that has been tormenting our communities nationwide, the idea of a National School Walkout has been going viral. Thanks to social media platforms and the hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, and parents alike who are ready to demand change, the Walkout concept has now been spread nationally and Women's March Youth EMPOWER has begun to organize. The Dreyfoos student body, faculty, and administrative team is an inspired, impactful group, whose influence reaches far beyond the gates of our campus. As a nationally recognized institution, one that celebrates diversity and innovation, it is time for us to do away with complacency and use our influence to make change. I am organizing an official Walkout event at Dreyfoos, adding our school to the list of participating locations in the National School Walkout through Women's March Youth EMPOWER. Students, parents, teachers, administration: please RSVP to this event, taking place on March 14, 2018 at 10AM, to stand in solidarity with schools across the nation and to demand more from Congress than just their thoughts and prayers.