Pearl Jam have made more tweets about the tragic Florida high school shooting, calling for not just news gun legislation, but additional mental health support. They tweeted, “We demand new gun legislation AND additional mental health support. #gunreformnow and #mentalhealthreformnow are not mutually exclusive.”
They retweeted Women’s March, who said: “Enough is enough!
Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am on March 14, 2018. Join us in saying #ENOUGH!http://bit.ly/EnoughMarch14.”
They also retweeted a Huffington Post article featuring a photo of a kid holding a sign that calls the NRA a ‘terrorist organization.’
The article states, “They’re furious about political stonewalling, and most of them aren’t yet old enough to vote.
Two days after a gunman used an assault-style rifle to kill 17 people at a nearby school, the students of South Broward High School protested in solidarity. Just a couple of dozen miles down the road in Parkland, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was still sealed off as investigators pored over the horrors inside.
About 50 teenagers gathered on the street Friday, rallying around the common causes of gun control and school safety ― two issues politicians continue to ignore even though polls show most Americans support them.”
The retweet of the Huffington Post article drew a mixed response from fans, with some praising them and others telling the band to stay out of politics.
The children are our future. https://t.co/PLNL62ecVP
— Sebastian Murdock (@SebastianMurdoc) February 16, 2018
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) February 17, 2018
Enough is enough!
Women's March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am on March 14, 2018. Join us in saying #ENOUGH!https://t.co/8ZE8uthRlZ pic.twitter.com/45yCZl4zDm
— Women's March (@womensmarch) February 16, 2018