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Never Again Tactics
Print and Social Media
Wednesday, February 14: Video from insides a locked school office during the shooting, taken by David Hogg.
TV News shows including CNN, Fox, and MSNBC
Op-ed in the New York Times by 14-year old
Never Again Facebook and other social media pages, the title coined by Cameron Kashy as he was in his ghost-busters pajamas. He said, “We need to take it into our own hands” since politicians haven’t addressed gun control.
Twitter used to prod politicians
On the Street
Thursday: candle-light vigil at Pine Trails Park, “No more guns”
Friday: School walk-out at nearby South Broward High School, organized by Amy Campbell-Oates, 16, and two friends. They chanted, “Your silence is killing us. Prayers and condolences are not enough.” “It could have been us,” Other students joined in around the country.
Saturday: Rally at Fort Lauderdale’s federal courthouse, featuring Emma Gonzales “shame on you” talk, written on the back of her AP Government notes. “The people in the government who are voted into power are lying to us. And us kids seem to be the only ones who notice and are prepared to call B.S. Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have ever been done to prevent his, we call B.S.” She told a reporter, “We students figured our there’s strength in numbers.” A video of her speech was quickly viewed more than 100,00 times. Other speakers were Cameron Kasky, David Hogg, Alex Wind, and Jaclyn Corin.
Demonstration at the Miami gun show
Monday: lie-in at the gates of the White House by 17 young people, sponsored by Teens for Gun Reform. They read the names of the slain students and teacher. “We’re not going to back down, no matter what, until this country changes.” They chanted, “Enough is Enough.”
Demonstration in front of the NRA headquarters in Virginia
President Trump said he was in favor in background checks for gun buyers.
Tuesday and Wednesday: Tallahassee demonstration
Wednesday: President Trump had announced a listening session with students, but hadn’t contacted them. Students are holding a rally.
March 24 March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.
Other groups join in:
The advocacy group Moms Demand Action formed a student advocacy groups
The Network for Public Education and the American Federation of Teachers called for a walk-out, sit-ins, and other protests on firstname.lastname@example.org
April 20 anniversary of Columbine shooting, which didn’t produce student activism.
The Women’s March Youth Empower group called for a 17-minute walkout at 10 am on March 14, wearing orange. https://www.womensmarch.com/empower/
Your Silence is killing us
Protect our children
Vote them out
Do something now
Don’t let my friends die
Guns don’t kill people….umm yes they do
My friends died for what?
Sarah: Prayers won’t fix this, but gun control will prevent it from happening again.
Cameron Kasky: We’re going to lead the rest of the nation behind us. This time we’re going to pressure the politicians to take action. This isn’t about the GOP. This isn’t’ about the Democrats. This is about the adults. We feel neglected. At this point, you’re either with us or you’re against us.
Kevin: we want everyone to know we want change, looking for bipartisan solutions, this isn’t about banning assault weapons or partisan changes, we’re looking for bipartisan solutions, we can’t use partisan tactics so that the right thinks we’re crazy partisans.
Adam Alhanti, if students need to rally together as a school and across the nation and back us, we really want to make a change. I want to see our politicians listening and I don’t’ think they are. It’s not a mental health issue but a gun control issue. The president is coming first, not the people. Stop playing golf, look us in the eye and say he’ll make a difference.