A chance to act


If you’re interested in advocating for change in America’s gun laws, here are two opportunities your station may want to promote and join:

The Women’s March youth branch, EMPOWER, is calling on “students, teachers, and allies” to walk out for 17 minutes (one minute for each victim) on March 14, a month after the shooting.

That’s Wednesday.

The biggest action March for Our Lives has planned so far is a national student walk-out on March 24.

The organizers and their families will be in Washington, D.C., on that day to meet with lawmakers, and they’ve invited students from around the country to join them, either in D.C. or in their own communities.

One of the organizers, Cameron Kasky, said their goal is to stop politicians taking money from the National Rifle Association, and to unseat any politician who does in the upcoming mid-term elections.

I don’t think this is something you should ignore or be silent about, even though it’s polarizing.

At the very least, I think you should publicize the events because even IF your town hasn’t already suffered a local school shooting, the students and families in your community need to know your station is genuinely concerned about school safety.