MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Contact Your Representatives in Congress
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Dear [Elected Official],
I am writing to you as a member of Stand with Parkland – The National Association of Families for Safe Schools.
Year after year, incidents of mass violence at schools cause irreparable damage to our communities and the future of our great nation. Yet, our country has scarcely made progress in addressing the root causes of violence in our schools: insufficient mental health programs, easy access to firearms, and inadequate campus security.
Addressing the school violence epidemic is neither a “Democrat” nor “Republican” issue — it’s an American issue that will take dedicated bipartisan action to solve. That’s why today, I’m calling on you as my elected official to take action for our children by supporting the following bipartisan school safety bills:
- The Mental Health Excellence in Schools Act, (H.R.3228 & S.1574) which would increase access to comprehensive mental health resources for students.
- The Strengthening Our Schools (SOS) Act, (H.R. 5000) which would invest in the recruitment, training and hiring of well-trained school resource officers for our schools.
- The EAGLES Act, (H.R.1005 & S.411) which would establish a research program through the The National Threat Assessment Center dedicated to studying targeted school violence prevention and providing resources to expand research, information-sharing, and training nationwide.
There is no excuse for failing to support these pragmatic, bipartisan bills. Not only would they be a win for both sides of the aisle, but our children’s lives are at stake — they NEED all of us to start being proactive and not reactive about their safety. I hope that I can count on you to do the right thing and take action for the future of the United States, our kids.
Thank you for your time and attention.