Baywood Elementary School WALKOUT

Start: Wednesday, March 14, 201810:00 AM

End: Wednesday, March 14, 201810:17 AM

Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a#NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. 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.

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.

We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that address the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020.

Join us in saying #ENOUGH!

UPDATE: I had a great conversation with our administration today. They are happy to support our stance but asked the following of us...

Please plan to arrive early to check out your child. The office staff can not support all of the parents arriving at 10am and expecting their child to be out at 10am. They can only do so much so fast. Also, at the end of the seventeen minutes expect a delay in checking the children back in as the office staff works through parents signing their children back in.

We have been asked to not stand on the sidewalk in view of the playground. They'd like to respect those parents who have expressed to the school that they are not participating and / or they are not comfortable talking about gun violence at the elementary school age. We must stand off campus for this. The public areas up the hill from the main gate seam fine, in my opinion.

The families participating in this with their student must be respectful that this 17 minutes is to remember the 17 lives lost as well as call Congress to act on the issue of gun violence and student safety.

Be sure to make some signs for the event as well!