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Youth/School Actions and Groups
District Wide Walkout for Gun Law Reform
Wed Feb 21st, 11:22 at Bellingham High Schools and Middle Schools, then students will meet at City Hall at 12:00 for the community to join in.
Organized by: Local high school students in Bellingham #studentsforaction. They do not have a website.
On Wednesday February 21st at 11:22 am we invite students, families, and teachers to participate in an district wide walk out for gun law reform. At 11:22am, we will all get up and walk out of class.
SQHS: walk to the common area where lunch is where we will hold a ceremony to speak about the victims of the Florida school shooting.
SHS: meet in the student lounge for a 30 minute ceremony
BHS and Options: meet in the BHS commons for a 30 minute ceremony
AFTER THE CEREMONY: head to City Hall to march at noon.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1887594601530605/ (Note: this Facebook event is for the community to support the students.)
Teachers Take Action Against Gun Violence
Tues March 6th
Organized by Teachers Take Action Against Gun Violence: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersTakeAction/
Open to teachers, students, parents, and ANYONE ELSE who cares about a teacher or a student!
Teachers are starting to mobilize as a force to protect our schools, because apparently no one else is going to do it. We’re planning a lobby day, targeted legislative outreach, and teacher prep mobilization blitz for March 6, with the purpose of planning the lesson, scaffolds, outcomes, and more to help our students as they organize to demand gun control NOW on March 14 and April 20, while also organizing teachers wherever we can to take action and go to their state capitals as well.
No known local contact/organizer so far.
ENOUGH: National School Walkout
Wed March 14th, 10:00 am
Organized by Women’s March Youth Empower: https://www.womensmarch.com/empower/
Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods.
No known local contact/organizer so far.
March for Our Lives
Sat March 24th, in Washington, D.C. with sister marches nationwide
Organized by March for Our Lives: https://www.marchforourlives.com/
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.
Local event: https://www.facebook.com/events/218714885356746/
Local organizers: https://www.facebook.com/BellinghamMarchForOurLives/
National School Walkout
Fri April 20th, 10:00 am
Organized by National School Walkout: http://act.indivisible.org/event/national-school-walkout/
On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, walk out of school, wear orange and protest online and in your communities.
No knowl local contact/organizer so far.
Teachers, Parents, Students and Allies for Gun Reform NOW
Facebook group intended to mobilize people ready for action intended to produce real gun reform. Run by local folks.
Whatcom County Students Against Gun Violence
Local Facebook page for students, teachers, and families that are tired of the gun violence, and want to make a change.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action is a program of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country, with more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters
New Member Meet and Greet Sat February 24th, 10:30 in Bellingham.
Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence works collaboratively with other groups to reduce gun violence and remedy the complex societal factors that contribute to a culture of gun violence.
Drain the NRA
Drain The NRA is a grassroots movement that combats the gun lobby’s stranglehold on Congress by boycotting and divesting from the gun industry and its corporate partners, while shining a light on those politicians who value the NRA’s financial contributions over the lives of their own constituents.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.
Moms for Gun Reform PostCard Campaign
Moms demand common sense gun control to ensure no more children are executed at school. Join us in our non-partisan post card campaign to our elected officials to let them know that the NRA does not speak for us and we demand that our voices are heard.