Oakland Tech's Day of Action

Start: Wednesday, March 14, 201810:00 AM

Oakland Tech students in solidarity with Women’s March Youth EMPOWER are alling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a#NationalSchoolWalkout at 10am 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.

We will walk to the front of the steps and have speakers, chanting, songs, poems and memorials for those who were lost in Parkland as well as those who have been lost to gun violence in our community.

Join us in saying #ENOUGH!