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1/17
It's been 5 months since the #Parkland massacre. On the 14th of the month I've been tweeting each of the portraits I drew.
Remembering #AlyssaAlhadeff.
A star soccer player. A devoted friend. One of the youngest to die.
14 yrs old.
I'm still here. She's not. I remember. RIP Line drawing of young woman. Text: Alyssa Alhadeff 14 years old
2/17
"He was a very funny kid, outgoing and sometimes really quiet," wrote Miguel Duque, about his baby brother #MartinDuque.
What a disgrace for our country that students are murdered in school.
Remembering Martin, 5 months after his death.
#EnoughIsEnough
#RoadToChange Line drawing of young man in baseball cap. Text: Martin Duque 14 years old Stoneman Douglas HS
3/17
#CaraLoughran
Cara means "friend" in #Irish.
Cara's funeral was held on her 15th birthday.
Her father came here from Ireland to pursue the American dream.

Heartbreaking.
#msdstrong #SchoolShooting Line drawing of young woman, smiling. <br />
Text: Cara Loughran <br />
14 years old <br />
Went to school <br />
Came home dead
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Marches don't do shit to solve the problems we face as a nation. Due to gerrymandering, Citizens United, NRA and cheating (Scotus, stolen election) we have no opportunity to hold our representatives accountable $ is their only constituent. #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
#Resisters stop hoping that either #Mueller or #midterm2018 will right the wrongs of this regime. Realize we must be prepared to simultaneously attack and employ different tactics to win. We have to think out-of-the-box and #justdoit as 1st #womensmarch #msdstrong @MomsDemand
It's time to take a cue from our global trading partners and those who boycotted NC due to HB2 (Bathroom Bill). I propose a nation-wide boycott of GOP states and/or districts until families reunited, #puertorico #flint #BLM #DACA, #ACA #SCOTUS globalnews.ca/news/4304951/c…
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Tomorrow we'll be announcing a few more of the confirmed speakers for @TPUSA's #HSLS2018! Our team has been working non-stop to make this summit one of our biggest EVER!
We'll also be announcing, thanks to @conservatyler and @charliekirk11, an amazing scholarship for #MSDStrong students! I'm especially excited for this launch.
I'm especially excited for this event and can't thank @LaurenAna_, @conservatyler, and, of course, @charliekirk11 for all the hard work.

#HSLS2018 is going to be legendary and I can't wait to see you all there! Apply today at TPUSA.com/HSLS
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🕊(1) We’ve heard a lot about nothing being done after #Parkland but the truth is quite a lot is being done. March 14, a month after the tragedy, Senate Judiciary held a hearing with @marcorubio @SenBillNelson as witnesses and here is what we learned #SeeSomethingSaySomething
(2) In his opening statements @ChuckGrassley noted that after Newtown he and @tedcruz had proposed legislation that would’ve helped prevent this but politics buried it, they’ve since reintroduced the bill along with two others one named after the school.
#SeeSomethingSaySomething
(3) Michael Carrol of Florida’s Department of Children and Families closed the Cruz case despite noting him mentally ill, he refused to testify as did @browardsheriff @ScottJIsrael #SeeSomethingSaySomething #Parkland
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A group of Black students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High called a press conference today to say they have concerns that may not mirror those of their white peers. And that the media should listen. #MSDStrong
Kai says while some might feel comfort to have more police officers at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, he does not. He says it's intimidating & that black students will face most of the consequences of an overmilitarized predominantly white school.
Tyah-Amoy a Marjorie Stoneman Douglas student said conversations about gun violence have to include police violence. She asked, the same people who showed up for #MarchForOurLives--will they show up for #StephonClark? #AltonSterling? #SandraBland?
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Here on #MarchForOurLives day I'd like to mention the forgotten victims, the ones who *don't* die. A brief thread.
2. We know the numbers of dead - well, most of us do. My memory is damaged, and the numbers escape me. But - 17 at #MSDStrong . So many at Pulse, so many at Las Vegas, so many here, so many there. The dead ones.
3. But little attention gets paid to those who are shot but live. "So many dead, so many wounded."
The wounded Never. Get. Well. Never.
They get better, but they don't get well.
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yahoo.com/news/parkland-… Don’t get me wrong @davidhogg111, I appreciate your gesture of calling out the media for the lack of black faces in the aftermath of the incident at our school, but I don’t recall (nor do any of our black peers at Douglas) getting any invites from you to
join the #NeverAgain “figureheads” at any of your meetings or interviews. This is not the first time you have called out racial disparity, but you have yet to take tangible action to help change it with your classmates. So here’s my challenge to you: allow me to be the first
Volunteer to take a seat at the table with you guys to advocate for a cause that has affected everyone at MSD regardless of race. After all, as has been preciously stated in the media, “these parkland kids are eloquent and outspoken,” and just like you, I fall into that category.
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Republican leaders have agreed to include a provision in the government funding package clarifying that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is not barred from conducting gun violence research under a 1996 amendment. But not repeal the so-called Dickey Amendment .
So it's a partial victory. The CDC needs a clear mandate to research specific factors that target #giunviolence prevention, appropriations, and a "timed report back to congress with findings" to see the change that is needed. #gunreform #Enough @meganranney
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House Democrats introduce bill prohibiting sale of semi-automatic weapons.

Please realize what this means. The Democrats are trying to take our guns!

#NeverGetOurGuns
Spread this hashtag

#AssaultWeaponsBan
#ShallNotBeInfringed
#DefendtheSecond
#NRA

@POTUS

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House Democrats have introduced a bill banning semi-automatic firearms in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla.
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#NeverGetOurGuns

@realDonaldTrump
Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., announced Monday he is introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018. More than 150 Democrats have signed on in support of the legislation, Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., said.
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#NeverGetOurGuns
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With the term hero being thrown around indiscriminately, I thought I'd share a few observations on true heroism demonstrated before, during and in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting. #NeverAgain #Parkland #MSDStrong
A hero sees something and says something #NeverAgain #Parkland #MSDStrong
A hero shelters others despite personal danger #NeverAgain #Parkland #MSDStrong
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Close to 20 years ago, I began work on a book that would be subtitled "The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America." At time of the first wave of school shootings (Columbine & precursors), 3 things were stymying the movement. 1/14
1) lack of money; 2) unrealistic policy goals; 3) and a message that just wasn't inspiring everyday sympathizers. 2/14 scholarsstrategynetwork.org/brief/americas…
Much has changed. The movement is no longer missing. 3/14 washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-ca…
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For everyone asking, here is a thread of ways to help the Parkland community and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Donate to the official page for the Victims Fund: gofundme.com/stonemandougla…
Donate to the official page for the MSD Benefit Concert that students are trying to put together: gofundme.com/msd-benefit-co…
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THREAD: President Donald J. Trump, you do not have my permission. Please do not use the murder of my daughter to further your agenda to discredit the Russian investigation. My family and I have not even heard from you since this happened.
This is not a political problem, it’s a public safety problem. If you want to stand by me to discuss that and effect change in gun violence, then I will stand by your side,
but you do not have my permission to use my daughters death to your political benefit regarding Russia in your tweets.”

-Mr. Fred Guttenberg, eulogizing his 14 year old daughter Jaime, at her funeral
#MSDStrong #GunControlNow #TrumpRussia #WorstPresidentEver
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