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I was just stopped at the red light next to Providence High School here in Burbank, and there was a large group of kids out protesting for #NationalWalkoutDay, holding signs and chanting, and my reaction surprised me.
The driver next to me & I both tooted our horns in support, and as we smiled at each other I registered what it was they were chanting: “Less Guns. More Kids.”
I reflexively choked up. I was sitting there feeling encouraged by these kids’ enthusiasm and activism, & that chant hit me with the bottom line reason those kids, and kids all over the US, are out there today; they’re scared. Our kids are scared for their lives. My kids. Yours.
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Today is really about listening to kids, but here’s my message to high school students walking out today (sorry in advance for too-long thread): I have two kids, in second and fifth grade over at Hillsborough Elementary. Every day when they leave for school I make sure to 1/
to kiss them good bye and tell them I love them. And this is like, a thing with me. They walk to school and I will call them back down the drive or chase them up the block if they leave without this ritual because - and I know other parents do this too - if something should 2/
happen to me or god forbid, them, before we see each other again I want our last memory of each other to be this simple, intimate show of affection. When the Parkland shooting happened, one of the instinctual things to say as we consider those 17 dead high schoolers is 3/
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I am offering a free narrative structure class to students participating in #NationalWalkoutDay

You are powerful. You have a story to tell. May I help you tell it?

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Teachers who are supporting your students during #NationalWalkoutDay, if you want me to virtually pop into your classroom and do a mini-session on narrative structure, let me know.
Meanwhile, here are some tools you can use. It turns out that you can explain pretty much every story, fiction and non-fiction, through a fairly simple organizational theory. I’m going to talk about this through a lens of fiction, but it’s everywhere.
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Remington to file bankruptcy.
Sturm Ruger cut 700 jobs last year..
Gun sales dropped over $600 million in 2017.

World's largest asset manager BlackRock puts gunmakers on notice after #Parkland school shooting: no more business as usual
#BoycottNRA
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And just in: insurer Chubb says will stop underwriting NRA insurance for gun owners
(h/t @MichaelSkolnik) #BoycottNRA
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.@LifeLock owner @Symantec and insurer @MetLife end ties with the NRA,
#BoycottNRA
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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Trump Hotels' website still lists Trump SoHo New York among its properties in the Our Hotels menu. Select its name though to access its page and there's a message about it being renamed

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National politics correspondent for Newsweek, Nina Burleigh, with a fun find on a TV above the bar at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2E37QRR
Two errors in the 2nd graf of Breitbart's Trump Hotel DC article:
-holdings aren't out of @realDonaldTrump's hands: trust isn't blind & he can profit from it
-Trump Org told Congress it was estimating foreign receipts—not auto donating in full
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