Official Statement on School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

Baltimore, Maryland – On February 14th, 2018, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School experienced one of the most horrific incidents possible at their school. Our hearts are with the victims of the shooting and all residents of Florida. We proudly stand with the Florida College Democrats and Sunshine State as they recover from this traumatizing event.

While today we take the time to grieve and  mourn the loss of loved ones, tomorrow must lead to action. Offering thoughts and prayers is not enough. Action must be taken to prevent these horrific events from continuing  in the future.

Our generation cannot and will not be defined by the violence that plagues our country. No parent, sibling, or loved one should have to worry if their child will come off the bus that afternoon. Our government, and our legislators, have failed all of us by choosing not to address our nation’s  gun laws.


Extending condolences cannot be the limit to our action. Words are just words and we must not allow legislators at the local, state, and federal level to remain inactive in addressing much needed reform. We must act now, to prevent the violence of tomorrow.

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For more information or inquiries, please contact our Director of Communications, Mai Do, at CollegeDemocratsofMaryland@gmail.com