Thursday, February 22, 2018

Speaking out











This week students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida came to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers and hold a rally at the state Capitol downtown. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend yesterday and see these amazing students in action.







19 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

It looks like they will not get their wish, and that is awful. I believe there is no good reason for automatic weapons to be sold. They are not needed for protection or hunting. Only police should have them.

Tom said...

...I hope that students can make a difference.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

O direito à indignação.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

biebkriebels said...

I hope so they will succeed in their wishes, but the answer of the President I heard today is insane.

Christine said...

I hope people power will make the much needed change.

Sandra said...

Your photos are much better than the ones on tv and in our newspapers. we saw this on TV but your photos speak louder than the tv did... praying for change in our gunlaws

Sharon Anck said...

I am so inspired by these brave and eloquent young people. It is so refreshing to hear them say things that I and others have been trying to convey to our lawmakers (with no success) for years. I am disturbed by the opportunists who have created stupid conspiracy theories around some of the most visible kids. Google and Facebook need to do more to track down and expose the kind of people who do such things. I am so hopeful that we might see some change....finally. Thanks for these photos and for going to this event! I was right there with you in spirit.

William Kendall said...

Thank you for sharing these. These young people give me hope for the future. The present, and those reprehensible lawmakers in the pockets of the NRA, leaves me particularly dismayed.

The conspiracy theorists who say these kids are paid actors leave me disgusted.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How incredible Lois! You were so lucky to be there and see all those wonderful young people fighting for their futures. I watched the Town Hall with Jake Tapper, they have a huge fight to change things but let's hope they can. Such a shame these young people can't get on and enjoy life without the horror that happens all too often over there. I just can't understand this obsession with guns.

RedPat said...

I can't imagine being a kid in an American school these days.

bill burke said...

The students know first hand about the violence guns can inflict. Standing up and getting their voices heard is the first step. Hopefully they will be heard and continue their opposition to the NRA and all those people who support the gun industry.

Thanks for sharing this Lois.

carol l mckenna said...

These young people are so courageous and smart to be doing this ~ I am so proud of them and you have captured magnificent photos! of this much needed 'speak out'!

Happy Weekend to you
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

BeachGypsy said...

These are the best pictures I've seen of the event! So glad you were there. And so glad you got these. Alot of these brave students will be old enough to vote real soon.

Ms. Moon said...

Lois! I am so glad that you commented on my blog! I've added you to my feedly reader. Hello! These pictures are amazing.

Barbara Rogers said...

This is an important moment in American history...a movement like the young 60s and 70s people against Viet Nam.

Adam said...

Hopefully a lot of these kids will get to the voting booth in a few years

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those amazing students may save us all! Thanks for going and showing us.

Klara S said...

I wish you good luck. It's terrifying what we hear in the news every month or even more often.

Bill Nicholls said...

Seem to remember seeing that building when I was working at the magnet Labs