It’s only been a month since the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students staged a nationwide protest to put an end to gun violence.
Classrooms disbanded and students stood up and walked out of their classrooms in unprecedented numbers that haven’t been seen since the Vietnam War protests in the late 1960s.
According to the Washington Post, students from some of the biggest cities in America including: Chicago, Los Angeles and New York marched and chanted, vying for the attention of lawmakers who have failed to institute gun control reform.
The protest was staged so lawmakers could understand the magnitude of power being yielded by today’s youth.
Kids in Washington D.C. surrounded the U.S. Capitol and swaddled it with chants telling lawmakers to “Do Your Job.”
There was no party targeted, as students walked in unison, appealing to both parties to come together and do something about the issues surrounding gun control.
Celebrities like Chris Evans tweeted in support of the students who actively are seeking change that will protect them while they attend school.
Al Jazeera reports the walkout was orchestrated by Women’s March Youth Empower, which works to enact protests globally with the intention of implementing laws in favor of human rights.
In a statement, the group said the walkout was done “to protest Congress’ refusal to take action on the gun violence epidemic plaguing our schools and neighborhoods”.
Hopefully, this stunning call to action resonates with Congress and both gun control reform and the safety of our children is finally taken seriously.