Thank you for your interest in organizing an action for ENOUGH: National School Walkout! Adding your event to this map allows other students, teachers, administrators, parents and allies to join you or support. Here is some information, and we will be adding a toolkit in the next couple days to help you plan:
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.
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.
Have conversations with your school administration or school resource officer to help determine best practices that take into account the safety of all students. If walking outside is not a safe option then consider walking-out into hallways, congregate in your school gym, or simply stand up in your classroom for 17 minutes. We encourage adults not to join walkouts on school campuses unless they work there or have been directly invited by the school’s administration.
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.
+ Ban Assault Weapons Ban and High Capacity Magazines
+ Expand Background Checks to All Gun Sales
+ Pass Federal Gun Violence Restraining Order Law
+ Fund government research on gun violence
+ Promote Safe Storage
Students, Teachers, School Administrators, Parents, Everyone
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.
All actions must be inclusive & non-violent, and uphold the Women's March Unity Principles.
DISCLAIMER: By choosing to organize an event with WM Youth Empower, you are committing to acting nonviolently, working to de-escalate confrontations with others, and following the instructions of authorized event marshals. You also acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any injury or damage to your person or property resulting from or occurring during this event and that you release all event sponsors and organizers (and their officers, directors, employees, and agents) from any liability for that injury or damage.