This Wednesday the courageous and grieving students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School will be at the Capitol to ask our lawmakers to step up immediately to produce legislation to reform our gun laws. Many of these students are boarding buses directly following funeral services for their classmates and friends who died in the horrible school shooting last week. We keep wondering what would happen if all of Tallahassee showed up to support these students and to add our voices to their cries for reform. We believe that if students, mothers, fathers, grandparents and all people who are horrified by the statistics, and by the brutal reality of what our gun culture has done to us, stand up together– we can be stronger than the NRA and strong enough to create change.
What if everyone showed up? Lets find out. Here is a link to the rally on Wednesday.
Quarter Moon will be closed this Wednesday February 21st from 11:00am-1:30pm so that all staff is able to stand together in support of this rally. Here is the facebook event link.
Tallahassee on https://www.facebook.com/events/155337468600545/
Here is more about the day’s activites. This information was provided by Melissa Forshee Walker on Facebook.
The Parkland students are heading this way. Here is a schedule of the activities they have planned. If you feel so inclined, show your support.
Update on activities over the next few days.
There is a prayer vigil on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Tallahassee Centre ( old Tallahassee Mall) at the School for Arts & Sciences. The first wave of Parkland students plan to arrive in time to attend that vigil. This vigil is sponsored by the PTA.
The second wave of Parkland students arrive Tuesday night at 8:30 at the Civic Center. If you want to greet them with a warm welcome when they arrive, they’d love it.
On Tuesday, first wave Parkland students will be at the capitol for individual meetings with legislators throughout the day, concluding by 4:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Senate will be in session. We would invite you to join Parkland students in observing Senate action beginning at 10 a.m. The rally begins at noon and ends at 1. Please be at the old capitol by 11.
There will be time Tuesday afternoon/ eve for students in Leon County to socialize with our visitors. We will meet at 4pm in the capitol courtyard.
Comfort stations will be set up around the capitol for our visitors.
Thank you, Tallahassee, for being gracious, generous, compassionate hosts for our visitors and for all you have all done to make them welcome in our community.
And like I always say – if you want to be part of the change my best advice to you is join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America we are doing this hard work Every. Single. Day. Prayers? Yes please. Action? Absolutely.
Text READY to 644-33 to find out about events near you.