03/14/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/14/2018 10:47
From GPNY Co-Chair Gloria Mattera:
Today my sadness for those who continue to lose loved ones to preventable gun violence is accompanied by the pride I feel for my son Peter Sweeney and his fellow students at Brooklyn Tech High School for participating in today's historic, nationwide walkout for serious action on gun control.
They are now taking to the streets after a 17 minute walk around their school! Some people questioned whether it was a safe idea for the students to continue on to Brooklyn Borough Hall (or, in the case of Manhattan students, Wall Street) but the reason they're out there is because they don't feel safe in their own schools. GPNY and progressive allies stand with their demand for real change!
Photo Credit: Peter Sweeney of Brooklyn Tech High School