Work to oppose gun violence
another school shooting, this one in Maryland, legislators and students are debating new gun legislation. While Congress does not have anything scheduled for a vote, Pennsylvania is examining a law that would require the subjects of Protection from Abuse orders to give up their guns. Meanwhile, students and their supporters across the country are getting ready to march against gun violence this weekend. As of Tuesday, March 20, 829 events against gun violence are scheduled worldwide on March 24.
- PA state legislators are considering a bill that would require people under a Protection from Abuse Order to surrender their firearms to a sheriff or judge within 48 hours of receiving the order. Please call your legislators to share your thoughts. The Bucks County Women's Advocacy Coalition has put together an Action Alert with sample language. If you do not live in Bucks County, please visit the PA General Assembly website to find your legislator.
- Ceasefire PA has a list of March for Our Lives sites across the state. They also have a number of actions that you can take online, including a student advocacy toolkit.