Legislative Advocacy

Since the shooting at Marjory Stonernan Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in
which 17 people died, students’ survivors, teachers and family members of those who
lost their lives have been very active. So far they have done the following:

[El Attended the Florida State Legislature to talk to legislators;

[El Participated in a CNN town hall with legislators and a NRA representative

[El Attended the White House to speak with the president

[El Rally outside the White House

[El Organized walkouts from school in which students across the country have
participated

[El Organize two national days of action, one in March and the other in April

[El Continue to engage the media by appearing in interviews in which they provide a
very articulated and concise message.

In no more than three pages include the
following:

[El Review the NASW Code of Ethics and, based on it, identify the reasons of why
social workers must be part of this movement. Make sure to name specific codes of
ethics in your rationale;

[El Based on your readings, videos and exercises: identify what legislative advocacy
tools social workers should be using right now to support the movement, Make sure to
explain why and the message;

[El Based on your readings, videos and exercises: identify what legislative advocacy
tools social workers should be using in the future to support the movement. (remember
that after every shooting, people try to organize on this issues but after the initial shock
of the situation, nothing happens and it dwindles down)