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.
'Stand with Parkland' bands together families who lost loved ones at Stoneman Douglas High
Banding together in their shared grief, the families of the slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School victims launched a new group, Stand With Parkland, to stop the possibility of another mass shooting at a school.
Sixteen of the 17 families who lost loved ones have joined for a comprehensive, bipartisan approach addressing school safety, mental health support and gun ownership. The group launched Thursday and is moving forward with all but one family as it awaits a response from relatives of Martin Duque, a freshman student killed during the Feb. 14 massacre.
The families of Parkland are hoping to start a civil discussion about ending school violence
WASHINGTON – The Florida families who lost children and spouses in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day want to have a civil conversation with America about making schools safer.
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