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1. During the March for Our Lives on Saturday, my 8-yr-old son Leo and I were walking arm in arm down Travis. “Look, Mommy!” He excitedly pointed at the poster in front of us: SCHOOLS ARE FOR LEARNING, NOT LOCKDOWNS. “We just had another lockdown yesterday!”
2. “You did?” I said, coming to a halt. My husband and I talk about gun violence whenever there is a news story about a mass shooting, which happens all too frequently—but my son has never demonstrated any interest in the topic.…
3. “When I was a kid, we only had fire drills,” I said sadly.

“Oh, we have those too, but not as much,” my son said in his matter-of-fact, eight-year-old-boy way. “A lockdown is the opposite of a fire drill. In fire drills, we all go outside.”…
4. “In lockdowns, we crouch like this against the wall”—he demonstrated his stance right in the middle of the street—“while the teacher locks the door.”…
5. He thought for a second, then added, “The problem is it’s very easy to shoot through doors.”…
6. As Leo enumerated more differences between lockdowns and fire drills—the distinct alarm sounds, the warnings that came over the loudspeaker, the length of time you let elapse before you’re allowed move again—my eyes filled with tears.…
7. I realized why he’d never talked about the lockdowns: because they were such a regular feature that they didn’t seem conversation-worthy. It would be like talking about what he’d had for lunch that day, or what game he’d played at recess.…
8. What should it mean to be an elementary school student in America in 2018? Should our children have to learn about lockdowns, about CPR for resuscitating their wounded classmates?…
9. Thanks to the moral clarity of students like our campaign’s own 17-yr-old fellow Steven Garza, one of the organizers of Houston’s March for Our Lives, I hope lockdowns will soon go the way of the bomb drills my mom remembers from the Cold War.…
10. I'm running because I'm tired of seeing our kids, and our country, getting used to things that aren't normal. It's time decent people drew a line, and made clear what kind of nation we want to hand down to our children. I appreciate your support.…
11. You're hearing a lot about ending the sale of assault-style weapons these days. And rightly so. However, that alone is not enough. We must address gun violence in schools and within our homes and communities comprehensively.

Here is my gun violence prevention plan:


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2. Different people can do different things. Here are some general ideas and resources. #FamiliesBelongTogether

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1. Remember that Onion headline that gets retweeted -- more angrily and more ironically -- every time another bunch of people get massacred?…
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1. Why do I support Medicare for All and other forms of single-payer? Because universal health care is the next step toward a truly equal America.

2. Republicans and Democrats agree that our system is fundamentally broken. 71% of Americans agree that our system is “in a state of crisis” or “has major problems”…
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1. I found out I was pregnant in Denver, at the Democratic convention, on the very day Obama accepted the nomination. As an American, it was thrilling to have a front-row seat to history. As a new mom, it was comforting to feel I had brought my son, Leo, into a better America.
2. The Obamas understood the challenges of working moms. I loved that Michelle Obama went to a job interview with an infant because her babysitter cancelled. I myself went back to work when my daughter was just 9 days old.…
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