Florida families form advocacy group ‘Stand With Parkland’
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The families of students and faculty killed in a mass Florida school shooting formed a bipartisan organization to address school safety, mental health and gun ownership.
The group Stand With Parkland launched Thursday, seeking donations and members nationwide.
'Stand with Parkland' bands together families who lost loved ones at Stoneman Douglas High
Banding together in their shared grief, the families of the slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School victims launched a new group, Stand With Parkland, to stop the possibility of another mass shooting at a school.
Sixteen of the 17 families who lost loved ones have joined for a comprehensive, bipartisan approach addressing school safety, mental health support and gun ownership. The group launched Thursday and is moving forward with all but one family as it awaits a response from relatives of Martin Duque, a freshman student killed during the Feb. 14 massacre.
Thank you to all who have worked around the clock on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Please read a statement from Tony Montalto, the president of Stand with Parkland and the father of Gina Montalto: https://t.co/357CrvoV1Q
Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that will provide much needed funding for enhanced school safety measures and mental health support for students. This new law will continue our mission to make our schools safer. https://t.co/mJAd4sHDBr
Today, a bipartisan group of senators announced a proposal for school and gun safety legislation, which is a huge step in the school safety movement. Please read a statement from Tony Montalto, the president of Stand with Parkland and the father of Gina Montalto: https://t.co/RCVQienGvV