WalkOut

WALKOUT DETAILS

The National Walkout to Stop School Shootings is kids and adults taking action to make schools safe from gun violence. Walkouts are being planned at the community level across the United States by school kids, parents and other adults who are demanding common sense gun law reform to keep us all safe.

Click here and enter your zip code to find a walkout and rally near you.

 

SCHOOL WALKOUTS (scroll down for info on walkouts for adults):

When? Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. local time. It will last for 17 minutes.

Who should participate? Students, teachers, and administrators at universities, colleges, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and pre-schools throughout the United States. For age-appropriate ideas for the 17 minute observation click here.

Parents who want to participate in a walkout with their kid(s) should check with the organizers of the walkout at their school or contact their school administration for information. For suggestions on how to talk to young children about the walkout and gun violence, click here.

What is the plan? Every walkout will be a little different. Talk to the kids and teachers at your school or work with your student leadership to  brainstorm how to use those 17 minutes. Click here to check out the walkout planning toolkit.

Some administrations are fully supporting their students and some are not. If you’re running into resistance, schedule a meeting with your principal or school district leader. For ideas on how to talk to school leaders about the walkouts, click hereAfterward, students can return to class or, with permission from a parent or guardian, be excused for the rest of the day to attend a rally at a local government building.

Where will this happen? School walkouts are being planned from coast to coast. If you are planning one in your community click here to mark it on the map so others at your school can participate. Click here to find out if someone at your school is already planning a school walkout.

Why this, why now? Kids and teachers aren’t safe at schools. Too many have been murdered at schools for too long with no action from the officials elected to keep them safe. The murder of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th was a tragic loss and another reminder that special interests have more value to our leaders than the lives of our kids. It was a call to action and kids across the U.S. are taking the lead in making the changes they want to see.

 

NATIONAL WALKOUT:

When will it happen? Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. local time. It will last for 17 minutes.

Who should participate? EVERY American who stands with students who want to stop school shootings NOW. Walk out of your home, workplace, gym, grocery store, place of worship…wherever you are…and join others in solidarity for 17 minutes to reflect on our collective loss from gun violence.

What is the plan? This is a national walkout being planned at the community level. To find walkouts planned in your community, click here. If you can’t join one already planned, plan your own with your coworkers, neighbors, friends or relatives. We want to show our leaders that a majority of Americans are in favor of common-sense gun law reform, so take and post photos, videos and messages about your reasons for attending a rally and use #NationalStopSchoolShootingsNOW, #ENOUGH, #MarchforourLives or a hashtag with your school, community, city or state. Our plan is to be seen as well as heard! And after your walkout, check out the rallies being planned to follow the walkouts. These will be held at noon, right after the walkouts, at state, county and government buildings. Find out more about the rallies here

Where will this happen? Walkouts are being planned from coast to coast. If you are planning one in your community click here to mark it on the map so others at your school can participate. Click here to find out if someone at your school is already planning a school walkout.

Why this, why now? Too many kids and teachers have been murdered at schools for too long with no action from the officials elected to keep them safe. The murder of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th was a tragic loss and another reminder that special interests have more value to our leaders than the lives of our kids. It was a call to action and kids across the U.S. are taking the lead in making the changes they want to see.

What do we want? We want Congress to pass common-sense legislation that will:

  • Reinstate and strengthen the Federal Ban on Assault Weapons
  • Ban high capacity magazines and bump stocks
  • Raise the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21
  • Ensure a complete universal database of those banned from buying firearms
  • Require universal background checks for all gun sales that include relevant mental health information and previous interactions with the law
  • Close the private sale and gun show loophole that waives the necessity of background checks
  • Pass federal gun violence restraining order law
  • Fund and publish government research on gun violence
  • Promote safe and secure storage
  • Require licensing and insurance for all gun owners
10 AM WalkOuts
Learn more about the National School Walkout on March 14th.
12 Noon Rallies
Learn more about the rally events planned for March 14th.
Social Graphics
Download & Share our social media graphics.
Gun Reform Goals
Learn what our group plans to accomplish.
Group Guidelines
How to hold a National School Walkout in your town.
Talk With Your Kids
10 tips for talking with your children about school shootings.
Talk to Your School
Tips for talking with your school administrators.
Younger Children
Age-appropriate ideas for discussing these issues with younger children.
FAQ
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
The Toolkit
The Women's March Youth Empower Toolkit
The T-shirt
Order your Stop School Shootings NOW T-Shirt.
Join Our FB Event
Join our Nationwide School Walkout on Facebook

 

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