Theme 1: Protecting Our Schools
Our schools are supposed to be places of learning, exploration, and safety. But we’ve watched as over and over, they’ve been targeted by crazed gunmen with assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. And thanks to gun industry lobbyists and their enablers [like candidate], nothing changes: instead of common-sense gun reform to help end the bloodshed, we make our kids suffer through endless, traumatizing lockdown drills.
Instead of focusing on the real problem, MAGA Republicans have looked desperately for something to blame other than the easy availability of high-powered guns: school security guards, gun-free school zones, even the number of doors in the building. They demand that we turn our schools into armed fortresses, with only one door in and out, armed guards at the doors, and teachers forced to carry guns in case of yet another shooting. We don’t want prison schools! We want playgrounds, field trips, and a return to our schools as a place of shelter and learning, not a place of fear.
Our kids have suffered enough. Voters should demand to know why MAGA Republicans like [candidate] aren’t doing more to protect our schools. Do they stand with our families and children, or with gun industry donors?