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Middle Schoolers Make Their Voices Heard in the National Walkout

Friday, March 16, 2018

Joining the chorus of millions of other students around the country, CDS middle schoolers took to the streets on Wednesday, March 14 in support of stricter gun control. Each year, our eighth graders choose an important political issue on which to focus their social justice activism, and this year, the importance of gun control is at the forefront of their work.

The students walked the neighborhood gathering signatures for a petition in support of gun control laws, which they will eventually present in person to Rep. Nancy Pelosi during their annual trip to Washington, D.C. this spring.

The rest of the middle school also did not remain silent. Students from fifth through eighth grades held homemade signs in nearby Dolores Park, chanting slogans that criticize the government’s inactivity on this issue. The San Francisco community took notice: many drivers honked in support as they drove by, and our students were mentioned in multiple news stories, including this article from ABP News.

The eighth graders are looking forward to their trip to Washington next month, where they hope to make a difference with the signatures they collected this week. We believe that passionate citizens can change the world, and we’re proud that our middle school students are doing their part.