Gun Reform Walkouts and Evening of Action
At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, we're joining students across the country in walking out of school for 17 minutes -- one for each of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Want to help organize a gun reform walkout at your school? Fill out this brief form -- we'll follow up with a toolkit and can connect you with speakers and press!
NYC Evening of Action
To channel the energy of the walkouts into concrete policy demands and lay the groundwork for a sustained gun sense movement, we're gathering NYC students for an "Evening of Action" following the walkouts. Join us to lobby elected officials and companies at "action stations," hear from Marjory Stoneman Douglas alumni and leading gun control activists, and rally for gun reform! NPR, Buzzfeed, and other media are attending to amplify student voices and we'll be doing a "live takeover" of Seventeen Magazine's social media.
When: 5:30 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, March 14
Where: The Quakers' 15th Street Meetinghouse (15 Rutherford Place near Union Square)
Who: Students, parents, teachers, and anyone else is welcome! The event is organized by Coalition Z in association with Mobilizing Marjory Stoneman Douglas Alumni (NYC).
Details: Action opportunities will including calling and emailing state and federal officials about gun reform legislation; demanding that gun retailers stop selling military-style weapons; lobbying companies to end partnerships with the National Rifle Association; registering to vote; learning about starting a gun reform club/Coalition Z chapter at your school; and making signs for the March for Our Lives. Speakers include Stoneman Douglas alumna Claire McCue; Marie DeLus, a Moms Demand Action activist and former Marine sharpshooter who lost her nephew to gun violence; and a student gun violence survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (via video message).
Sister evenings of action
Want to attend the Evening of Action but don't live near NYC? Please fill out this brief form and we'll send you our action materials to help you organize an event near you!