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April 20, 2018

NYSUT statement on National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools

Source:  NYSUT Media Relations
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Day of Action

ALBANY, N.Y. April 20, 2018 — New York State United Teachers today released the following statement on the National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools, in which the nation participates in rallies, protests, moments of silence and other actions on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre.

“When we hear the long roll call — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Marshall County, Parkland and, literally, too many others to list — our hearts break for the victims and communities scarred by gun violence. Through our tears and anger, however, our resolve is unwavering. We demand that our leaders do more to protect schools and children from gun violence. We need real, concrete action and we need it immediately. Today, we stand with all those who are lifting their voices to declare: ‘Enough.’”

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New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

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