DES PLAINES, Ill. – In response to local students calling for action and walking out of their schools in solidarity to show respect for the 17 children who were shot in Parkland, Florida, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has issued the following statement:
“Today, I was at Maine West High School, the same school my children went to and the same school I have been to many times as a parent. I was inspired and encouraged by all the students who chose to voice their concerns for school safety. Children should be allowed the right to learn without fear.
“Again, enough is enough, and things need to change. We must protect our children from becoming a statistic of gun violence and mass murder. We must also remember we are not only raising children, but we are raising future community leaders as well. I am confident this change will come from them.
“To the students, I heard you today outside of Maine West, as this movement is happening throughout the entire country. I encourage you all to stay active and to continue to fight for the changes you wish to see. I would also like to extend an invitation to any and all students who would like to meet with me and my staff to talk about solutions and rational ways we can keep you and your schools safe. I will continue to fight for common-sense gun safety reforms while in Springfield and encourage students from all over the state to reach out to your local elected officials so they can hear you as well.”
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Springfield, IL 62706
24 S. Des Plaines River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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