Team ENOUGH, Florida PTA Release Grassroots Toolkit to Resist Arming Teachers

Washington, D.C., June 27, 2019 — In response to Florida’s recently passed “Guardian Program” promoting arming teachers to combat school shootings, students, parents, teachers, and gun violence prevention advocates are joining together to keep guns out of their schools. In response to this dangerous and ineffective law, Team ENOUGH, Brady’s student-led youth initiative, has joined with the Florida Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to release a toolkit for activists to effectively resist and advocate for sensible, life-saving gun laws instead. 

The toolkit includes a guide to local grassroots organizing with local school boards, sample media alerts and statements, information that demonstrates the dangers of these laws, and other resources that gun violence prevention advocates can use to fight for safety in our schools. Brady, Team ENOUGH, and other members of the gun violence prevention movement have long opposed arming teachers, because increasing the number of lethal weapons in our schools does not prevent mass shootings — sensible gun legislation does.

Parkland survivor tells Congress, “I thought I was going to die.”

Emotional testimony and harsh clashes marked a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

The hearing was called so committee members could take testimony on H.R. 8, a bill that would require federal background checks for nearly all gun sales.

As Gun Violence Finally Gets Hearing, Teen Parkland Survivor Implores Lawmakers: 'Give My Generation a Chance'

Imploring lawmakers to "give her generation a chance," 17-year-old Aalayah Eastmond inspired a standing ovation following her testimony Wednesday at the first congressional hearing on gun violence in eight years.

Parkland survivors slam Louis C.K. after audio reportedly features him mocking them

Everyone is talking about embroiled comedian Louis C.K. yet again – and not in a good way.

The 51-year-old comedian earned criticism from the Twitterverse as well as the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, after a comedy writer's tweet shared on Sunday reportedly featured portions of the C.K.'s new stand-up set that included jokes about the students.

Bipartisan Consensus: Everyone Is Anxious About the Election

Bipartisan Consensus: Everyone Is Anxious About the Election

The question was not rhetorical.

“What the hell has happened to our country?” Steven Glassman, a local city commissioner, shouted at perspiring Democrats last week — kick-starting a parking-lot rally that would include police intervention during a shoving match over National Rifle Association signage; a conspiracy theorist with a bullhorn taunting a former United States attorney general; and a sway-along version of “We Are the World” that felt ironic in hindsight.

Months after Parkland shooting, student survivors cast their first ballots

When a gunman killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February, student survivors were soon embroiled in a heated national debate over gun control. They took up their newfound activism with pride, organizing school walkouts and protests, holding voter registration rallies, and leading an movement of eager young people, many born in the aftermath of Columbine, who had had enough.

On Tuesday, when Americans go to the polls for the midterm elections, survivors of the Parkland shooting and millions of young voters they helped mobilize will cast their first ballots.

Gun Violence Prevention Discourse Takes Center Stage at Panel Event

Sentiments of inclusiveness and empowerment rang through the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College early Tuesday evening as a group of impassioned teenagers took to the stage to examine gun violence and reform in the United States.

The teenage panelists spoke in depth both about their motivations behind activism as well as what they believe to be the causes of gun violence.

POLITICIANS NOT ADDRESSING ISSUES, CALIFORNIA SUBURBAN WOMEN SAY

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Everyone’s talking about the fight to get suburban women’s votes. But some suburban women, both Republican and Democrat, in one southern California congressional district say politicians aren’t focusing enough on the issues that matter to them — mental health and housing costs.

They have different view on the problems, but the agree that their views are on the back burner even as politicians attempt to attract them in the midterm elections.
Rani Janes, 48, lives in Santa Clarita, which is one of three valleys in the California’s 25th Congressional District. She takes care of her eight children and one granddaughter at home.

Heroes in horror: Mass shootings across America create a celebrity culture around victims

When James Shaw Jr. lunged for a crazed gunman, wrestling an AR-15-style rifle from the man's hands and tossing it behind the counter at a terrorized Waffle House, he unexpectedly launched himself into a role he never could have imagined.

Within hours, Shaw Jr. was being heralded as a hero for his bravery. 

Kim campaign gets help from Parkland shooting survivor

“If this was a normal year, I would probably be spending it preparing for the SAT or going to a movie theater with friends. But I lost all normality on February 14th; I lost all innocence,” she told a group of about two dozen volunteers outside Kim’s Willingboro campaign office.

Parkland kids bring 'school project' to San Diego

Thursday night, in the courtyard of a La Jolla Farms home high above Black’s Beach, four Parkland kids, survivors of their schools Valentine’s Day massacre, symbolized the change that’s got to be coming to a country in love with guns like no other but at the same time sick of gun violence like no other.