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Hi Union Member, 

More than 187,000 students have experienced a shooting on campus during school hours in the 19 years since Columbine. That’s equivalent to the population of Salt Lake City.

Their experiences are heartbreaking:

No child should have to go through what these students have experienced.

As a teacher, I want to protect my students from anything that will prevent them from fulfilling their destiny-and that means advocating for an end to gun violence inside and outside of schools.

Next Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine. We want to deliver 100,000 letters to Congress demanding action. We’re more than halfway there. Will you add your name?

As Madison Leal, a survivor of the Parkland shooting asks, “How many innocent lives have to be taken?”

No child should have to ask that question.

Congress needs to act on gun violence now. Let’s make sure they do.  

In solidarity,

Lily Eskelsen García
National Education Association

P.S. April 20 is also the National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools. Communities across the country will host rallies, walk-ins, assemblies, moments of silence, and other actions to continue the momentum from the March for Our Lives. Find out how you can get involved at

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