Today, students and educators nationwide will be enacting symbolic walk-outs and other observances to demand stronger gun-violence prevention laws. Franklin is offering two opportunities to show solidarity with this effort today:
1. Join Franklin’s “Peace and Protection” circle at 10:05am. Come link arms with other Franklin parents on Montana while our students form concentric circles on the playground field. Parents will line up on Montana outside the front entrance and, if enough participate, form the outermost protective circle around the entire school. We’ll stand for 17 minutes to commemorate the 17 Parkland fatalities. Please help make this symbol visible to the whole community! If you’re able to wear your Franklin logowear or the color orange, please do.
2. Join in the California PTA’s “Call Out” by making a quick call to our California representatives to demand that federal legislators take action. You can do this one from home or work! Follow this link on March 14th to be automatically connected with your California reps: https://www.votervoice.net/CAPTA/campaigns/57206/respond. Prompts will remind you of the important points to ask for. Please be courteous and direct.