On April 20, CTA and NEA joined thousands of educators, students and community supporters for the National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools. We sent the same message to our elected leaders: We can no longer tolerate inaction.
We say NO MORE.
Sadly, yet more gun violence and senseless deaths and injuries have plagued our schools, the latest being the 10 students and educators who were killed at Santa Fe High School in Texas on May 18.
No more “thoughts and prayers.” No more calls to arm teachers. Join CTA and others in raising a unified voice, demanding action from our legislators, and voting for the leaders who will help pass commonsense gun laws. See ways you can get involved below:
CTA TOOLKIT: Take Action
Record an #ArmMeWith Video
Educators are using the hashtag #ArmMeWith to propose other resources they would rather be armed with instead of guns. Submit your video story and/or print your sign to tell us what you would rather be armed with!
Share on Social Media
- Join our Facebook Day of Action group
- Use #WeSayNoMore and #WeAreCTA on Twitter and Instagram
- CTA’s Statement and NEA’s Statement
- Share the poem, What a Teacher Needs (Hint: It’s NOT a Gun!) by CTA member, Tonya McQuade
- Read message from Network for Public Education
- Open letter to President Trump, Keep Guns Out of the Classroom: Allow Teachers to Teach
— California Teachers Association (@WeAreCTA) February 25, 2018
Some of the activity from the National Day of Action on April 20: