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The Relentless School Nurse: Florida Congressman Maxwell Frost Needs Our ACTION!

Artwork by Manuel Oliver, father of Joaquin Oliver who was killed in the Parkland school shooting. Manuel Oliver and his wife Patricia Padauy-Oliver work tirelessly to advocate for school and community safety from mass shootings through the power of art and activism as a means of peaceful protest. #Artivism


In the face of gun violence and mass shootings that have become all too common in our society, it’s easy to feel powerless and overwhelmed. But Congressman Maxwell Frost is not content to sit idly by and watch when he can take action. Neither are #FedUpSchoolNurses. We can take meaningful action to support this young Congressman from Florida, the first of his generation, known both as Generation Z and sadly, the lockdown generation.

HR 1699, is Congressman Frost’s bill, proposing the creation of the First Office of Gun Violence Prevention – a bold and ambitious plan to tackle this crisis head-on.

At its core, the bill is about one simple thing: saving lives. By establishing a dedicated office to study gun violence and develop evidence-based strategies to prevent it, Congressman Frost is taking a major step towards making our communities safer and more secure.

But the bill is more than just a collection of policies and strategies. It represents a powerful statement about the values we hold as a society – the belief that every life is valuable and worthy of protection, and the recognition that we have a responsibility to work together to create a safer world for ourselves and future generations.

And while the road ahead may be long and challenging, Congressman Frost and the thirteen congressional co-sponsors are undeterred. They know that the stakes are too high to give up or back down, and that the lives of countless individuals are depending on their efforts.

Stand with Congressman Frost, and with all those who are working tirelessly to end the scourge of gun violence once and for all. Let’s commit ourselves to the work of building a safer and more just world, where everyone can live free from the fear of violence and oppression.

If you want to support Congressman Frost’s efforts, I urge you to take action today. Call your representatives in Congress through (202) 224-3121 and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 1699. Together, we can make a real difference – one bill, one person, and one day at a time.

Read more about H.R. 1699 here: H.R. 1699: To establish the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, and for other purposes.

To learn more about the work of Change the Ref and the Oliver family initiatives, click here: Change the Ref

CHANGE THE REF RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT MASS SHOOTINGS and works to reduce the influence of the NRA and gun manufacturers through strategic interventions and by using art as a form of communication.

Change the Ref (CTR) was formed to amplify and support youth efforts and movement building. They use urban art and non-violent creative confrontation to advocate for the eradication of the gun violence epidemic and to expose elected officials who are bought and paid for by the NRA and gun manufacturers. #NeverAgain 

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