Yesterday, families and friends of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas experienced a nightmare, and we all went to sleep heartbroken. Our prayers are with those impacted by this tragedy. Today, let’s wake up. The senseless deaths of innocent children and their heroic teachers can’t be just another headline. Each day, LSSNCA welcomes children and families fleeing life and death situations as they seek safety and shelter. Yet, how do we open our doors as refuge if we cannot send children to school in America without fear their lives will be at risk? We must do better. The only way we end this dark period in American history is by channeling our outrage and heartbreak to urge our leaders to pass policies that protect children and families from gun violence.