Tell Congress to Protect Our Schools


Congress and Betsy DeVos's Department of Education need to do more to address gun violence in our schools and communities. The deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was another tragic entry into the long and growing list of violent attacks that includes Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Columbine, and so many more. School violence is preventable, and there are proven policies that lawmakers can enact, fund, and support right now to stem the violence.

It’s critical that you contact your representatives to let them know that you support common-sense solutions to prevent school shootings and reduce violence as they consider legislation and policy in 2019.


Please contact your members of Congress today and urge them to support measures that will prevent school shootings and gun violence.

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Thank you for taking action with the NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center to protect our nation’s schools. If you haven’t done so already, please consider completing all the contact actions on the page (email, call, and tweet) to further amplify our message.

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Hello, my name is [name] and I am one of [senator/representative]’s constituents from [city/location].

I am calling to leave a comment about school safety and violence prevention. As a leader in my school and community, I believe that it’s critical to do everything we can to protect our students and educators from gun violence like what we witnessed at Stoneman Douglas High School. To do that, we need additional support from Congress in a number of areas:

School safety and gun violence are complex issues, and there’s no one single solution that will stop every incident. But by enacting the policies I’ve mentioned, we will save lives and make our schools safer. Please tell [senator/representative] that educators in our community support these policies.

Thank you.