If I was a parent I would be speaking out daily to elected officials and the rest of the country about how dangerous it is to be a student in America and how they need to be protected from gun violence. Today Emma Gonzalez, a student and survivor of the Parkland, Florida, bravely and with all of her heart stood on stage at the March for Our Lives for 6 minutes and 20 seconds. “Six minutes and about 20 seconds,” she said. “In a little over 6 minutes, 17 of our friends were taken from us, 15 were injured and everyone in the Douglas community was forever altered.” “Everyone who was there understands. Everyone who has been touched by the cold grip of gun violence understands. For us, long, tearful, chaotic hours in the scorching afternoon sun were spent not knowing. No one understood the extent of what had happened.”
Like most Americans I am so upset at what is happening in our country. This should not be happening, its totally crazy. I hold everyone holding an elected office in this country accountable. I plan to be calling all of you asking a simple question – “what are you doing to help end this madness, why do the young people of America have to be marching in the streets in a fight for their lives?
Please join me and the students of America in this fight. Only if we speak out and take action will things change. We ended the war in Vietnam. We can end this war too.