A handful of politicans are offering words of encouragement, some even joining the movement, while others focused their attention on legislation, such as the STOP School Violence Act.
Today, the House will take concrete action to prevent this violence through the bipartisan STOP School Violence Act, which implements new training programs in our schools, updates security technology, and more," House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., posted on Twitter, announcing the House would vote on the legislation Wednesday.
It’s time that this country comes together to do something about gun violence," Schumer tweeted.
"#NationalWalkoutDay, the students, teachers, families & friends standing up all give me hope that things will finally, finally change."
In response, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, asked Schumer to "#FixNICS," the National Instant Criminal Background Check System -- a federal law that requires licensed gun sellers to conduct background checks on all buyers.
Tragic violence has no place in our schools. Today, the House will take concrete action to prevent this violence through the bipartisan STOP School Violence Act, which implements new training programs in our schools, updates security technology, and more. pic.twitter.com/QZ882c33Ym— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) March 14, 2018
I stand with you all and hopefully I’ll see some of you at the Capitol shortly! We need your energy to get Congress to take action to end the bloodshed now. #NationalWalkoutDay https://t.co/nah7DR9S5o— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) March 14, 2018
I’m proud that many Granite State students are joining them, making their voices heard and standing in solidarity with the students of Stoneman Douglas. pic.twitter.com/0sixtrYevL— Sen. Maggie Hassan (@SenatorHassan) March 14, 2018
Proud to see students in Connecticut and across the country standing up and making their voices heard during today's #NationalSchoolWalkout. CT students - if you're walking out, I want to hear from you! Why are you taking action today?— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) March 14, 2018
To American students observing moments of silence and walking out this morning, I salute you and stand in solidarity with you. We must address the horrific gun violence Americans face. #EnoughIsEnoughDMV #EnoughIsEnough— Rep. Donald McEachin (@RepMcEachin) March 14, 2018
The STOP School Violence Act is one step we can take right now to boost safety in communities everywhere, but it is just part of a comprehensive, bipartisan convo about steps we can take to prevent tragedies, which must also include gun safety measures. https://t.co/fZUohEygMH— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) March 7, 2018
Today a bipartisan group of Senators joined @rpetty @KyleKashuv to push for passage of the #StopSchoolViolenceAct which would help identify a potential shooter before they act. It has broad support in Congress & from @WhiteHouse Lets get it done. https://t.co/tgMLYz2RyX— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 13, 2018
The crowd of students is overwhelming. Their message is clear: Congress must act to #EndGunViolence. We need a vote on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 now! #Enough #Parkland #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/W8u6rodFrj— Nanette D. Barragán (@RepBarragan) March 14, 2018
Thank you @MattxRed for coming to Newark to speak with the students of #CA17. I’m confident that with organizers and leaders like Matt, that the next generation will lead us to a better future. pic.twitter.com/FSZ0WIRBTB— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) March 14, 2018
Across the country, students are walking out of schools because they‘re tired of feeling unsafe in classrooms. They’re walking out because they refuse to accept school shootings as the new normal. I’m motivated by their action. #NationalSchoolWalkout— Rep Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) March 14, 2018