Our names are Husain Sattar, Sarah Wood & Reese Fuller, we are from Penticton, British Columbia. On March 24th we will be joining with students in Spokane, Washington and uniting as one to march for gun reform in the United States. Two weeks ago a school shooting occurred in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school killing17 people, 3 teachers and 14 students. Since then students all over the USA have come together to march for gun reform so a tragedy like that never happens again. Students in Penticton believe that as students themselves they should be standing with them in solidarity and supporting them through this time of pain, loss, and grief. We are looking for donations as though this is a student based trip and not school based, meaning that students are having to pay for transportation, hotel and food themselves. All of our funds rasied will be going towards our trip and reducing our average cost. Any type of donation will help us greatly. Thank you all!
Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.
March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.
School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.
Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.
Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death.