On March 14, students across the country are planning to “walk out” to make their voices heard. California State PTA is asking for your help to “call out” our federal legislators and demand action.
Stand together with the voices of students and call your federal legislators on March 14 to demand stronger gun-violence prevention legislation including:
- Prohibiting the sale and possession of assault weapons including automatic and semi-automatic weapons
- Mandatory background checks
- Waiting periods for all firearm purchases.
California State PTA President Dianna MacDonald issued the following statement:
“Our hearts break for the victims who lost their lives in the senseless tragedy earlier this month in Parkland, Florida. There are no excuses that are good enough. The time for change is now. We need to put politics aside and turn emotion into action.
“Gun violence is a public-health crisis that affects us all – most of all, our children and youth. And, it’s preventable.
“For more than a century, California State PTA has advocated for safer schools by supporting legislation on gun restrictions in California. We now have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. Yet, our children are still vulnerable.
“We’ve heard the voices of our members – the hundreds of thousands of parents, teachers, students, administrators and community members who care about our kids – and they are outraged and asking California State PTA to act. But we can’t do this alone. We need the power of our PTA members to create and support change.
“We need each and every one of you to take action to end gun violence. #CallOut your federal legislator on March 14 and demand real change. #NoMore.”