February 13th, 2018 was a day like any other for the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. On February 14th 2018 at 2:21 PM their worlds changed forever. 17 members of the Stoneman Douglas family were massacred. As a result of this horror our kids have taken the lead, and are saying no more! Enough! All they want, and deserve, is to know that there are safe when they go to school.
How is this movement happening?
Inside of two weeks these young people have gone to Tallahassee and our nation’s capital. They’ve harnessed the power of social media and created a platform to voice not only their experiences, but the change they demand to see. They’ve spread the movement to every high school in this country. Through, rallies, marches, walk-outs, television and radio interviews, meeting with legislators and the President of the United States, they have brought their message loud and clear.
From Parkland to every community around the country, this movement has become the strongest example of activism in our nation since the 1960’s. Our kids have become a force to be reckoned with. I stand with them and will continue to support their mission in any way I can. Their fierce advocacy gives me—and I know I am not alone in this, hope for our future.
There is no doubt in my mind that this conversation will continue.