Press Release

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.

Team ENOUGH Joins Activists Across Country for National Die-In

Two years after the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL that killed 49 people and wounded 53 others, student advocates for gun safety joined with activists nationwide for the National Die-In. Members of Team ENOUGH, a Brady Campaign initiative created to engage and empower young voters around ending gun violence, traveled to Washington, DC to join the rally on Capitol Hill, where they lay motionless for 12 minutes in honor of the more than 700 people killed in mass shootings over the past two years.

Team ENOUGH Announces Official Launch

Student leaders from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Sandy Hook, Columbine, and neighborhoods impacted by gun violence across the country have joined together to form Team ENOUGH. This new youth-led group will focus on student engagement on the issue of gun violence prevention and ways to continue momentum for change, including voter education, community empowerment, and advocacy. Team ENOUGH will convene individual leaders and other youth-focused organizations on a national platform.