National School Walkout is a movement powered and led by students across the country. We’re protesting congressional, state, and local failures to take action to prevent gun violence. America is the only country in the world where so many people are killed by guns, and yet our leaders do nothing about it. In many states it’s more difficult to register to vote than it is to buy a rifle. Apparently to some politicians, a vote is scarier than a gun.
We’re changing that.
On Friday, April 20th, students will walk out of their classrooms at 10 am. There are over 2600 walkouts planned, at least one in every state. We are walking out for those who lost their lives to gun violence, to talk about the real problems our country is facing, and to find solutions the problems that our leaders have failed to address.
The National School Walkout is the launch of a forward looking youth movement that has a strategy, a plan for action, and isn’t going away.
We have a three-part goal:
Hold elected officials accountable
Promote solutions to gun violence
Demystify and engage students in the political system