Seeking to add "a tapestry of voices” to the dialogue, socially active poets held an anti-gun poetry slam before joining thousands of D.C. kids at Friday's National School Walkout. About two dozen people each added one line to the piece "Longer Than A Gun" - “Our hearts are less fragile than the nothingness that pulls the trigger” - to remind listeners, "W e’re not talking about policy - we're talking about people who get up every morning and treasure one another.”
"A moral economy is one that says, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, all of our people should be able to live with dignity and security."
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