Middle school students in the intensive course “Let’s Organize” were at the polls yesterday at TPS. Unlike many of their peers, they did not sleep in on Election Day. Instead they showed up at 7am, and wearing their orange “TPS Middle Schoolers for Gun Sense” t-shirts, they spoke with more than 120 voters about their fight for Gun Sense laws in Pennsylvania. They shared their support of
Legislation mandating the safe storage of guns
Legislation banning the sale of realistic-looking toy guns
Legislation requiring gun users to be 21 years or older (both handguns and long guns)
Legislation requiring universal background checks for gun purchases
Students asked voters to think carefully about which candidates “will help others and gun safety the most.” And they were thrilled when State Representative Jordan Harris stopped by to congratulate them on their work and to talk about his support of their gun sense platform.