This Friday, 6/1/2018, is Gun Violence Awareness Day. National PTA is a partner in Everytown for Gun Safety’s Wear Orange Weekend, a weekend where people all over the country will show their support for gun violence prevention both online and at community events.
Missouri PTA encourages all of our membership to take a picture of yourself in your orange and post on social media using the hashtags #PTAProud #Enough and #EndGunViolence. Make sure you tag Missouri PTA and National PTA so we can share the message nationally.
I think National PTA said it best in their position statement.
“School safety is a critical priority for all parents, educators, students and community members that cannot be taken for granted. We must make every attempt to reduce violence, especially incidents that involve firearms. National PTA recognizes the importance of parent involvement in the decision-making process in the development and implementation of school safety policies, including crisis response plans.
National PTA recognizes the importance of a safe learning environment in attaining the highest level of student learning and achievement. National PTA believes the most effective day-to-day school climate to be gun-free but defers to local collaborative decision-making to allow for the presence of law enforcement deployed in community-oriented policing.”
Join me and PTA advocates around the country this weekend and wear orange! Show your support for gun violence prevention and share your story!
For every child,
Kristina Wilmoth, VP Legislation & Advocacy