Walk Out Portland

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I had to work today, on this day my children participated in the Portland walkouts to take a stand against gun violence in honor of the seventeen victims who lost their lives on February 14th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 


Adam came to Sam's middle school to show support.  I am moved by these peaceful processions to show solidarity and support for the victims of school shootings, and to put pressure on Congress to adopt gun safety measures, such as banning assault weapons like the AR-15.


It broke my heart to see my littlest daughter holding up a sign of protest against gun violence at her elementary school.  But we have seen some of the most horrific shootings at Sandy Hook.  I thought that over five years ago, when the Sandy Hook shooting occurred, that the lives of twenty little girls and boys my own daughter's age, would be enough to prompt CHANGE.  But it hasn't, and here we are in 2018:  

 

We need change now.  I don't know how we will reach it, as the battle will be long, but I believe when we stand together, anything is possible.

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