“Make A Little Noise” About Gun Violence

When you see something that is not just, not fair, or not right, you have to do something. You have to say something. Make a little noise. It’s time for us to get into good trouble, necessary trouble. John Lewis, civil rights leader, congressman

In the United States, gun violence recently overtook car accidents as the leading cause of death of children between the age of one and nineteen. 

School shootings, accidental shootings, suicides. The U.S. has more gun related deaths then any other wealthy country in the world. Do we have more mentally ill people, more delinquents, more poverty and despair? No! We have more guns! 

I’m taking John Lewis’ advice and “making a little noise.” We need change in this country. We can’t leave it to our lawmakers. We must step up, step out, and make our voices heard. Those who want MORE guns are speaking loudly. They see more guns as the answer to gun violence. If you don’t agree, use whatever means you have to speak your mind. Our children are depending on us!!

Affirmation: You too can get into good trouble, necessary trouble.

Coaching questions: What’s keeping you from speaking out and speaking up? What little noise can you make?

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