Rep. Schrader needs to step up for school safety
I was a student organizer with the March for Our Lives protest in the North Clackamas School District. I congratulate U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader on his re-election! He'll be hearing a lot from me nowadays. I hope he will continue to use the position he has been elected for to speak for his constituents.
A couple things — as I'm sure Rep. Schrader is aware — gun violence has become an epidemic in America. Just this month, there was a scare at Southridge High School in Beaverton after a threat was made by a student. In my school district, official lockdown policy is that before we run and hide and turn the lights off and shut the blinds, we have to grab something sharp to defend ourselves with. How terrible is it that America has gotten to this point?
As a student of America, as well as a constituent of Rep. Schrader's district, I urge that he continues to vote in favor of passing gun-safety legislation, to protect not only the students of America, but everyone.
Secondly, as I'm sure you've heard, Jeff Sessions was fired from his position as U.S. attorney general by Trump recently. This would certainly allow wiggle room to shove the Mueller investigation under the rug. Both the House and the Senate must act now to protect Mueller so that he can find the truth.
I hope Rep. Schrader will support future initiatives to make this happen.