D.C.-Area Students Will Walk Out Thursday To Protest Gun Violence

D.C.-Area Students Will Walk Out Thursday To Protest Gun Violence

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Students from Eastern High School in D.C. hold signs called for action on gun violence during a school walkout on March 14, 2018 Students in the D.C. area plan to bring their voices to Capitol Hill to send a message about gun control on Thursday morning. Teens have scheduled the protest on the one-year anniversary of a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence, which was prompted by the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Student-led groups “MoCo Students For Change” and “Pathways 2 Power” will lead approximately 21 local schools in a walkout. Starting at 10 a.m. on March 14, students will meet at the White House and march on to Capitol Hill, where student speakers and members of Congress are slated to make speeches about gun violence reduction and legislation. While MoCo Students For Change is a conglomerate of Maryland students that started individual organizations focused on mass shootings and gun violence in schools, Pathways 2 Power was founded by Thurgood Marshall Academy students after the fatal shootings of two peers, and looks specifically at the impact of everyday violence in their community. MoCo Students For Change led a number of Maryland schools to participate in the nation’s largest student-led walkout last year. But the group didn’t stop after the walkout, Washington City Paper reports. MoCo Students For Change lobbied on Capitol Hill, hosted voter registration drives in all 25 Montgomery County public high schools, and mounted multiple protests, including two sit-ins in front of then-Speaker of the […]

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