March 1, 2018 4:47 pm

Next steps for the April 20th Day of Action

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Thank you so much for pledging to take action against gun violence in schools on April 20.

This is what we need you to do.

Click here to tell us what your action will be on that day. By sharing, you will inspire others to act.

The Network for Public Education is now part of a larger coalition of organizations that includes teacher, superintendent and advocacy groups who are planning actions on April 20. You can find that coalition at

What kinds of actions might you pledge? Promise that everyone in your family will wear orange that day, or that your local teachers’ association will organize a candlelight vigil. A middle school teacher might teach students what to do if they hear someone talking about violence, or see someone making threats on social media. A principal might organize an assembly with their student council, bringing in local policymakers to express their concerns. Parent groups might encircle the school, linking arms to symbolize protection. Your business or office might commit to wearing orange.

We have other ideas listed on the NPE website which you can find here.

What is important is that (1) you and others commit to an action and (2) you tell us about it using the form.

Thank you for your commitment to this important issue. We will continue to communicate with you and update our website with additional information as the day approaches.

If you have not taken our poll yet on solutions to gun violence, you can do so here.

We will soon have a link where you can buy an orange t shirt to wear. We will be back in touch soon.

Thank you for all that you do.

Please share this email on social media. Here is a link:

Diane Ravitch

President of the Network for Public Education

Carol Burris

Executive Director