Mark Shriver: Now Is the Time to Protect Our Kids
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Over the last decade, children in the United States have been subject to some of the deadliest school shootings in the nation's history. From Red Lake, Minn., to Virginia Tech, to the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., our communities lost too many young, innocent lives to violence. In addition, in low-income communities, gun violence in and around schools is all too common. These incidents do not receive as much attention from the media but take our children's lives just the same.
Our kids' lives are at stake. As a nation, we are responsible for doing whatever it takes to protect our children from this public health epidemic. Strong, decisive action and leadership is needed in Washington, D.C., to address this crisis and promote common sense solutions that will save lives.
An important place to start is schools. Every working day, the safety of nearly 68 million U.S. children is in the hands of school officials and caregivers. We as a nation must ensure our schools are a
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