On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, the Executive Board of the Palo Alto Council of PTA’s unanimously resolved to strongly support the participation of PAUSD students in the National Student Walkout of March 14th in support of actions to end gun violence. The Executive Board hereby resolved to support students’ rights to acts of civil disobedience and to exercise their right to free speech. The Executive Board urges the district to ensure that no student will be threatened with or experience punitive action as a result of exercising their rights beyond an unexcused absence.
On March 14, students across the country are planning to “walk out” to make their voices heard. Students and teachers are planning to walk out of their schools at 10 a.m. local time for 17 minutes to honor the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This event is being planned in part by the organizers of the Women’s March.
California State PTA is asking for your help to “call out” our federal legislators and demand action.
Stand together with the voices of students and call your federal legislators on March 14 to demand stronger gun-violence prevention legislation, including:
- Prohibiting the sale and possession of assault weapons including automatic and semi-automatic weapons
- Mandatory background checks
- Waiting periods for all firearm purchases.