A political group formerly associated with the Obama campaign for president is urging doctors nationwide to sign “doctor’s notes” to excuse students who want to participate in the #NationalWalkoutDay anti-gun protests.
Doctors for America, formerly Doctors for Obama, released a form doctors can fill out to excuse students “for being absent from class to advocate for ending gun violence, a public health crisis in America.”
Join students across the country in a National School Walkout on March 14th to protest the failure of Congress to confront the public health crisis of gun violence #DocsForGunSafety. pic.twitter.com/LsdhswyCmw
— Doctors for America (@Drsforamerica) March 13, 2018
Thousands of students across the country are walking out of their schools Wednesday for “17-minute protests” to demand action from Congress after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Floridalast month. At 10:00 a.m. ET the first large wave of students began to walk out of class.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 14, 2018
WATCH: In Washington, D.C., studetns turn their backs on the White House and hold 17 mins. of silence in honor of the students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High#NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/wToZRDLyHw
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 14, 2018
In an op-ed for the progressive nonprofit organization The Other 98%, pediatrician and D.C.-based radio host Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram encouraged his colleagues in the medical profession to give out doctors’ notes for children who wanted to participate in the protest.
I also wrote this op-ed at @Other98 for the #NationalSchoolWalkout asking my colleagues to join #DocsForGunSafety #Docs4gunsense and support students protesting for #GunSenseNow! #NationalWalkoutDay https://t.co/psBxFlsJ0b
— Dr America (@DrSriram) March 14, 2018
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