Mayor Pugh: Maryland School Shooting Underscores Importance of ‘March for Our Lives’

As we again experience yet another tragic school shooting in America, this time in our own backyard at Great Mills High School in Lexington Park, Md., we can take heart knowing that an unanticipated force for change has emerged in these early days of 2018. It’s the force of our young people who are asking the questions many adults have failed to ask; demanding the answers that for too long have been evaded; requiring action in the face of persistent inaction, despite unconscionable violence and tragedy in the places they are sent to learn and mature. They are disrupting the status quo and proving a catalyst for change in our national and local conversations about the society we are, and more importantly, about the society we need to become.