Alyssa Alhadeff. Martin Duque Anguiano. Scott Beigel. Nicholas Dworet. Aaron Feis. Jaime Guttenberg. Chris Hixon. Luke Hoyer. Cara Loughran. Gina Montalto. Joaquin Oliver. Alaina Petty. Meadow Pollack. Helena Ramsay. Alex Schachter. Carmen Schentrup. Peter Wang.
Those are the 17 people killed by a gunman at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018. As the three year commemoration of that dark day approaches, surviving family members who formed Stand with Parkland – The National Association for Safe Schools ask that that community members and fellow Americans think about those 17 souls whose hopes, dreams and futures were snuffed out in the just over six minutes. We implore you to join their ongoing campaign preventing any more school shootings.
Stand with Parkland leaders will be available through Feb. 12 to discuss the bipartisan organization’s considerable accomplishments since 2018 and its pragmatic agenda moving forward. However, they request privacy on and around Feb. 14.
Stand with Parkland is a national organization representing American families. We are committed to advocating for practical public safety reforms focused on the safety of our children and staff at school, improved mental health support, and responsible firearms ownership. Personal responsibility and a desire for change are paramount to this effort, and it is the people involved at all levels that will make these goals a reality. Violence in our schools affects everyone. It is an American epidemic, and it is time that we all come together to do something about it.
Stand with Parkland’s families are committed to safe schools for our nation’s students and staff members and to achieving concrete results at the federal, state, and local level.
More information is available at www.standwithparkland.org.