Essex High School Walkout to Protest Gun Violence

Start: Wednesday, March 14, 201810:00 AM

Students and faculty at Essex High School will be joining hundreds of other schools across the continent in the #ENOUGH National School Walkout to honor victims of gun violence and protest inaction of furthering gun regulations.

The event has been organized by students, spearheaded by the EHS Student Government, and has the full support of EHS administration.

The agenda will include:

Gathering at the Essex football field. 18 moments of silence, each one minute long. 17 for those killed at the Parkland shooting and 1 for those who were injured. Each moment of silence will be 3 minutes long and interspersed with speakers in between. The moments will be counted down on the scoreboard. Then students and faculty will silently return to class.

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!