March for our Lives Day, 2018
March 23, 2018
WHEREAS, the safety of all Pennsylvania school students is a concern of the highest consequence, and all citizens should unite in ensuring all schools throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are safe; and
WHEREAS, over 1.7 million students are enrolled in public schools and over 248,000 students are enrolled in private schools across the commonwealth; and,
WHEREAS, March For Our Lives is a movement dedicated to the student-led activism born out of the Parkland, Florida tragedy around putting an end to mass shootings in our schools; and,
WHEREAS, politicians, law enforcement, school officials, and citizens must come together to put an end to senseless violence in American; and
WHEREAS, we must honor the active and devoted citizens who have courageously given their time and efforts to demand the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our students and teachers; and,
WHEREAS, the proposed bill, STOP School Violence Act of 2018, is a step in the right direction by providing recourses to take the next steps in protecting our children; and,
WHEREAS, it is especially important that students and teachers across the nation be guaranteed a healthy, calm, and secure environment.
THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim March 24, 2018, to be MARCH FOR OUR LIVES DAY in recognition of the all those who have lost their lives to senseless gun violence. I encourage all citizens to continue their efforts to promote safety and awareness.
GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this twenty-second day of March two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.
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