Moskowitz and Parkland Family Members to Give Guided Visitation of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Vice President Harris

Moskowitz attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; Represented the area in the state legislature; currently represents Parkland in the U.S. Congress. In response to the mass shooting, Moskowitz led the passage of gun violence prevention legislation in Florida – one of the most pro-gun states in the country.

Parkland, FL

PARKLAND, FLORIDA – Today, Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida) announced that he and a group of family members from Parkland will lead Vice President Kamala Harris on a guided visitation of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the February 14, 2018, shooting that killed 17 people and injured 17 people. The guided visitation will take place on March 23rd, 2024.

“I’m grateful that Vice President Harris will visit my alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The school is a literal time capsule of one of the worst mass shootings in American history. Thank you to all the families and the school board for helping to make this happen,” said Moskowitz.

Media interested in covering the Vice President’s event in Parkland, FL, should RSVP HERE by 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 21. More details of the day of schedule to come.

After the shooting, a state and nationwide effort emerged to pass gun violence prevention legislation – a push that Moskowitz led across Florida. Moskowitz championed what became the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, the most comprehensive gun violence prevention, school safety, and mental health bill ever passed in Florida. Moskowitz worked with the families of the victims and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to enact historic gun violence prevention legislation, raising the age to buy guns from 18 to 21, establishing three-day waiting periods, and putting in place “red flag laws” giving law enforcement the power to take away firearms from those too dangerous to responsibly possess them. The legislation also provided millions for mental health counselors and school resource officers in every high school.

Now, as a member of Congress and a Vice-Chair of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Moskowitz continues his efforts to deliver on the passage of substantive gun violence prevention legislation at the Federal level. Moskowitz has led bipartisan visitations to the school for the last year with his Congressional colleagues and the U.S. Education Secretary. The inside of the school is a time capsule from six years ago. There is still blood on the floor, bullet holes in the walls, and homework left out by children who were forced to run for their lives.

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