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Yorktown HS Walkout for Gun Safety

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Do you want to be part of the fight for gun safety?

Regardless of your stance on the second amendment, gun safety is an issue that affects all of us. In Yorktown, we value and hold to the highest standard our education, and the thought of education and our lives being jeopardized by the violence and inhumanity inherent in school shootings is terrifying. However, schools across our country have had to suffer from the reality of school shootings and have had to face the very real pain brought about from gun violence.

We stand with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and students all around the country who are demanding change. No student should have to go to school with the fear of not being able to go home. This walkout is only the first step in our tireless fight for gun safety, and you can be a part of it. Help be a part of our generation’s revolution. Help make change. Help to say Never Again!

As students, we must demand that our lives are more important than any amount of money from any political organization.There have been 18 school shootings in the first two months of 2018. This is horrifying and unacceptable. We must spark change and urge our politicians to speak up and treat our safety as a priority. We can not normalize gun violence in schools and can not continue without protest and change.

On March14 at 10:00 am, I urge you to join me and the many others fighting for justice. For 17 minutes, we will stand in solidarity for the 17 lives lost on February 14 and will be the action in the face of inaction. Yorktown High School is a place where we want to learn and be safe, and we must fight so that all students can be safe from the threat of gun violence. This walkout transcends politics, and is instead a protest that symbolizes the fight for love and life over hatred and death. I urge you to use your voice and be a part of the protest!

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