Betsy DeVos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering an outrageous proposal that would allow states to use your federal tax dollars to arm schoolteachers.

This dangerous proposal will not make our students safer—it will lead to more senseless deaths and injuries, and to the increased militarization of our schools.

To protect our children and teachers, we don’t need to buy guns for teachers. We need to close gaps in our laws to keep guns away from individuals in crisis–with measures such as Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO). We need to invest in school-based youth education programs to prevent gun violence (such as our ReACTION Youth Program in New York public schools). And we need to enact stronger federal background checks and bans on weapons of war.

Take action to stop this dangerous DeVos plan!

Call the Department of Education today at 202-401-3000 and tell them you oppose DeVos’s dangerous plan to use federal education funds to arm teachers!

Thank you for joining NYAGV in working to keep New York’s schools and communities safe!