onePulse Foundation postpones gun violence forum as CNN hosts town hall in Parkland

By : Randa Griffin
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The onePULSE Foundation is postponing its Town Hall Forum that was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21, out of respect for a CNN town hall meeting taking place in Parkland at the same time.

“In the wake of last week’s tragedy, now is the time to focus on the Parkland community and the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” said Barbara Poma, executive director and CEO of onePULSE, in a press release.

After the tragic event that occurred Feb. 14 at Stoneman Douglas High School the south Florida community is demanding responses from lawmakers on what they’re doing to prevent gun violence and protect citizens. CNN is facilitating the discussion between the community and lawmakers by holding a nationally televised town hall meeting with students and parents affected by the tragedy and concerned community members.

Out of respect for an issue that hits too close to home, the onePULSE Foundation has decided to reschedule its Town Hall Forum, which was also set to focus on gun violence, for a yet undetermined time in the future.

“Our kinship and love go out to the families and survivors grappling with devastation too deep to comprehend,” said Poma. “We share their grief and we fully support their message: Gun violence must end.”

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