Schexnyder and supporters plan to hold walkouts at 10 a.m. March 14. Organizers are suggesting that demonstrators then gather at noon at state capitols and city halls to continue the advocacy.
The group initially planned to stage school walkouts earlier, on March 2, but moved the date to align with events planned by Women’s March Youth EMPOWER, which announced a national school walkout to take place at 10 a.m. March 14 in every time zone. They are urging students, teachers, administrators and parents to walk out of school for 17 minutes that day.
‘Concerned’ Mom & Creator of National School Walkout Protest for Gun Control Was Top CNN News Producer for Almost 20 Years
Clare Schexnyder wants students and teachers across the country to leave their classrooms together, to protest every child and educator who has been killed in a school shooting and promote gun control.
And the Georgia mother is getting much press about her National School Walkout as well as swelling support from all corners of the country. She is getting help from the organizers of the Women’s March too.
Certainly a red flag.
But curiously when reporters and Schexnyder discuss the activist’s plans and background they seem to always omit the fact she worked nearly two decades at CNN as a senior producer, coordinating the same exact type of campaigns for the media as she now proposes under the banner of concerned, anti-gun mom propelled into action by the deadly Florida school shooting last week.
Wait. Anti-gun rally. And CNN, the gun control cable news network.
And CNN and their mainstream media cohorts — in both print, on the web and television — have been giving Schexnyder’s national walkout and other gun-control protests fantastic press.