Wendy Askew: Teachers Rally Supported #National Walkout Day

On Wednesday March 14 the Monterey Bay Teachers Association organized a Rally for Gun Control at Windows on the Bay. There was almost constant honking and waving from commuters who passed by showing broad support of the educators messages: #NeverAgain, Arms Are For Hugging, #ArmMeWith Books and Supplies, Gun Violence is Not Inevitable, Books not Bullets. Earlier that day students at local schools organized marches, speeches, and memorials as part of #NationalWalkoutDay. The night before, MPUSD Board members agreed to consider a resolution in support of stronger federal gun safety laws.

Gun violence is a public health crisis, where everyday more than 90 Americans are shot and killed and hundreds more are injured. Teachers, students, and parents have had enough and we are organizing to apply pressure that will result in stronger, sensible gun laws and policies that will protect our children and families. On March 24th at 10am we will raise our voices again with the #MarchForOurLives movement by marching from Windows on the Bay to Colton Hall. Please join us.

Wendy Root Askew


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