We are pleased to assist the NAU Young Democrats and local Flagstaff high school students who are part of the High School Democrats movement. These young people are the future of the country and the Democratic Party. It’s inspiring for members of our Executive and Outreach Committees to hear from them and watch them make their plans.
Where do the older members of our local party belong as these young people shape their future? In the background, for sure. This is their time and their movement. They have lived under the oppression of gun violence all their lives and are now expressing their passion to solve the problem. As a party, we’ll help by amplifying their voices, paying some small costs, and encouraging their work. But this is their movement – not ours.
If you’d like to see them in action, watch them march out of their classrooms for 17 minutes (for the 17 dead at Parkland) on March 14, attend the Young Democrats’ forum on March 14, and watch our calendar for other events organized by these young people later in March and April.
March 2 update: Flagstaff Unified School District Statement