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Parkland families call for compromise and conversation in addressing gun violence

Washington (CNN) A group of Parkland families is banding together to encourage compromise and conversation in addressing gun violence in US schools.

The families, all of whom lost loved ones in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, on Thursday publicly launched an advocacy group called Stand with Parkland.

The Parkland Parents Are Not Backing Down

PARKLAND, FLORIDA – The parents and spouses arrive alone and in pairs. On a scorchingly hot morning in June, they park their cars outside the clubhouse in a pristine subdivision and make their way inside to the “Teen Room.” If any of them notice the grim relevance of this meeting space’s name, no one says so. They wear colorful wristbands and greet one another with a hug but know better than to ask “How are you?” or “How’s it going?” Instead, they say, “How are you doing today?” or “How are you doing right now?”

Florida families form advocacy group ‘Stand With Parkland’

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The families of students and faculty killed in a mass Florida school shooting formed a bipartisan organization to address school safety, mental health and gun ownership.

The group Stand With Parkland launched Thursday, seeking donations and members nationwide.

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