Most of you that follow my blog know that sometimes I can get personal with my remarks. As a father of two young boys who go to school every day I have always been aware and personally affected by the litany of school shootings that rock our American culture. In the past I have tried to take action – writing my congressman, participating in dialogues and even writing a song to help support the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.
But today is a new day. After the Parkland shootings students from that school have been vocal and active in calling for Congress to take action. Just recently the State of Florida passed new regulations in regards to gun laws in their state. This was in direct defiance of the NRA and their agenda and was signed by a Governor who has always been opposed to such measures. This is progress.
Now there is something you can do. You can walk. Yes, the same students who called for action after the Parkland shootings have helped to spark a national movement of protest. Students across the country are walking out of school for 17 minutes to show Congress that the problems in the schools are real and need immediate action. It has already started.
You can show your support by walking at 10am too. For 17 minutes get up from your desk and walk outside. Say hi to your neighbors who are also walking. Stand in solidarity with your co-workers as we tell Congress that this problem needs to be solved. Our kids, our children’s lives depend on this. On action.
Take a walk.