Thank you to everyone in the community who joined us tonight to take a moment and help create a safe space acknowledging the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior High School.
With humble hearts we thank those who made tonight a night of healing, community and action:
-community members who made time to attend, leave messages of support for #Parkland and who made donations to @mom@mom@momsdemandon
-MJ Wright, mother of Jerry Wright (who passed away in the #Pulse massacre) and @everytown fellow, who spoke movingly of her experiences as a parent and survivor
-Megan Hobson, a gun violence survivor, who spoke of her experiences
- Eileen Higgins, spokesperson for @momsdemand action, along with Sami Barrios and the other @momsdemandaction volunteers
-the volunteers who helped set up the "Notes to Eagles" messaging station in support of #par#parkland -the volunteers who helped collect donations -@cbmusic, founder of @guitarsoverguns, who gave a moving speech as well, and who offered a musical tribute with the group he founded
-@youngmusiciansunite, who also played a resonant musical tribute
-Chira Cassel, COO of @cbcmiami and Lift After Loss, who offered resources and referrals for those suffering the loss of a loved one
-Jael Toledo, a professional therapist, who also brought a therapy dog, for those who needed to talk
-Florida Senator @Annette_taddeo
Let this moment of community and peace magnify and continue. The Wynwood Yard will be donating to these various organizations in order to further the hard work of healing that will be needed in the coming months. We urge our community members to do the same. #community #parkland #tribute
A rally held on Feb. 17, days after a deadly school shooting in #Parkland, Fla., drew a crowd of thousands and prompted impassioned pleas for gun control. The rally was held in Fort Lauderdale, about 25 miles from Parkland’s Marjory #StonemanDouglas High School, where 17 people died in Wednesday’s shooting. Emma Gonzalez, a student at the high school, directly addressed President #Trump and other lawmakers in her speech: "If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never have happened and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the #NationalRifleAssociation Gonzalez said. Video source: #CNN#nikolascruz#massshooting#valentinesdaymassacre#guncontrol#floridahighschoolshooting#protectourkids
Our lives shouldn’t be at risk when we go to school. Our parents send us there thinking we’ll return that night safe and sound but those 17 students in Parkland Florida will not get to see their families ever again. Gun laws need to change so more innocent people don’t die so tragically. #parkland
Don’t ignore this pain.
Don’t blow it off.
Don’t fake it. #gethelp
The trauma u may have suffered is not your fault. Harming/hurting yourself or others won’t bring relief. God can’t #heal what we conceal. #wecandoit#mentalhealth#parkland -Suicide Prevention 1800-273-TALK
-Adolescent Suicide 800-621-4000
-Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453
-Drug & Alcohol Treatment
-Help Finding a #Therapist
-Texas Heart Ministries
Grief to Grace Retreat
866-763-6557 -excerpt ‘My Name Is #Hope’ by @johnmarkcomer
“i don’t know anymore, man. i genuinely do not know how to argue empathy at somebody. i don’t want concertgoers and schoolchildren to be routinely slaughtered in hailstorms of bullets. you don’t care. i don’t want some kid’s first memory to be a jackbooted deportation force kicking down their door and ripping their father from them. you don’t care. i don’t want a mother to bury her child solely because she couldn’t swing $600 for a two-pack of epipens. you don’t care. every day you wake up and deflect, but-what-about, twist, bend, contort, and echo whatever vile rationalization keeps you from having to admit that you’re, not just complicit in, but in fact actively facilitating this nightmare of a reality so many people are experiencing. i care about other people. you do not. it’s as simple as that. take your thoughts and prayers and shove them up your ass” •
Rob Whisman (on Twitter) #prayforflorida#parkland#stophate#stopviolence#fucktrump#fuckthegop
Like Dr. Kelly Miller once said, “In the wake of tragedies like the Florida shooting, words tend to fail. But music is a balm that heals all wounds and sees together a torn community.” Thank you to everyone who made my last year at All State such an amazing experience. From playing Sardines in a 9-story hotel to dedicating an entire concert to the victims and families of the Florida shooting, every moment of this week will forever been engrained in our hearts. Dr. Miller, thank you for taking time away from your community to lead us. I pray that you can return to Florida and help the healing process through your music. To those who were unable to attend, you really don’t know what you missed today. It’s truly awe-inspiring how a choir from Arkansas can grieve with, and sing for, a school so far away, yet so much like our own.❤️❤️❤️❤️ #floridastrong#prayforflorida##parkland#allstatechoir#arkansas
Essa semana, no dia em que todos comemoram o dia do AMOR, dia 14 de fevereiro, aconteceu aqui pertinho de mim o segundo maior tiroteio em escolas dos EUA. Foram 17 vidas jovens, com um promissor futuro pela frente, em busca de uma educação. Era um dia lindo, daqueles ensolarados e frescos. Muitos tinham planos para mais tarde, faziam cartões para entregar para pessoas queridas, pois aqui é comum no Valentine’s Day presentear a quem você ama e não apenas namorados. Mas aí chega um sujeito de repente e tira, rouba todos esses sonhos e planos. E então a gente fica se perguntando....Por onde anda o AMOR?! ?Que a gente possa refletir e não ter medo de AMAR💕
#Repost@mvproseone with @get_repost
Derrick Rose is my guy and he has a lot left in the tank, but due to his injuries and media trashing him, having an agenda against him, and just him being misunderstood and called a locker room problem, ego heavy wanna be all star despite him saying he doesn't care for numbers or minutes and put his money where his mouth is... Its still the opposite profile because of the media bullshit..
This might be the end of his career despite him having a lot left for teams, but if there was an option left this is the most likely in my opinion place Rose could go to. Injuries, people underestimating him, being called a locker room problem and now a former mvp and still an incredible player, his career could be over unless given another chance. Who should pick him up? #drose#derekrose#nba#nbaallstar#nbamvp#par#parklandschool #parkland #espn#spo#sports#muythai #sports #mvp2011 --
The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High have been so incredibly brave. .
Emma Gonzalez, a senior, spoke today with such eloquence. She called BS at our President for victim blaming, because not only is that unfair and disheartening to blame an act of violence on its victims— but these students KNEW and REPORTED the shooter’s worrisome and homicidal behaviors for years, and NOTHING was done. She, her fellow classmates, and this entire generation have had enough and are speaking the truth to power and building this resistance so that children never have to be a statistic ever again. This generation is resilient and inspiring.
Shame on our President for ending the gun ban on those with mental illness. Shame on our President for cutting funding on mental health. Shame on those who received information that this individual had homicidal tendencies, and did nothing about it. Shame on those who sold the gun to him, and accessories for making it fully automatic. Shame on our President and members of Congress for receiving money from the NRA. THIS ENDS NOW. .
Please take the time to watch this speech, or you can find the transcript online.
I’ve seen this across every social media platform I use. This image is blasphemous as Hell. GOD is omnipotent (all-powerful) and omnipresent (everywhere simultaneously). God is GOD and the idea that WE can permit or prevent HIM doing ANYTHING is egregious. God is not forbidden from shit simply because we say so or because we refuse to pray in schools or because public school has become a largely areligious place. To say we can impact God’s love for us by our behaviors is contradicting the Bible itself. God loves all sinners, regardless of their sin. Romans 13:1, psalm 147:4-5, Hebrews 1:3, 1 Corinthians 1:18, revelation 11:17, John 3:16 - I could keep going. We cant keep God contained or blocked out. That’s hubris of the highest sort. #christianity#love#loveislouder#jesus#unconditional#God#HeIsGreat#GodAlmighty#itisfinished#pray#parkland#US#faithful
An anti-gun violence rally was held Saturday in St. Petersburg as the nation continues to cope with the Parkland high school shootings.
. . .
This is Emma Gonzalez a student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School burning down Donald Trump, the @NRA and lawmakers beholden to them during a scathing speech today in Fort Lauderdale. . . .
Please join #StudentsDemandAction by texting STUDENTS to 64433. Or text ACT to 64433 to join #Momsdemand@momsdemand#ThrowThemOut
. . .
This child survived the worst high school shooting in American history. Yet she is the one speaking out, calling for change, and trying to help our nation heal. Our children are the adults now. We've left them a world so dangerous and unstable that they've had to grow up.
. . .
#GOPHypocrisy#NRABloodMoney#GunSenseNow#Parkland#guncontrolnow#stopgunviolence#everytownusa#followthemoney#gunsaretheproblem#ShameOnTheGOP#EnoughIsEnough#votecourage . . .
The NRA has paid the GOP for inaction on gun control!. . . . . .
Donald Trump received 30 Million dollars from the NRA to help his campaign in 2016.
. . .
Top Ten Senators receiving money from the NRA:
1. John McCain $7,740,521.00
2. Richard Burr $6,986,620.00
3. Roy Blunt $4,551,146.00
4. Tom Tillis $4,418,012.00
5. Cory Gardner $3,879,064.00
6. Marco Rubio $3,303,355.00
7. Joni Ernst $3,124,273.00
8. Rob Portman $3,061,941.00
10. Todd Young 2,896,732.00.00
11. Bill Cassidy $2,861,047.00
Top Ten Congressman receiving money from the NRA:
1. French Hill $1,089,477.00
2. Ken Buck $800,544.00
3. David Young $707,662.00
4. Mike Simpson $385,731.00
5. Greg Gianforte $344,630.00
6. Dan Young $245,720.00
7. Lloyd Smucker $221,736.00
8. Bruce Poliquin $201,398.00
10. Pete Sessions $158,111.00
11. Barbara Comstock $137,232.00