Our Vision Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
America has a pervasive gun violence problem that affects everyone. Students Demand Action, as part of Everytown for Gun Safety, plays a vital role among other national, state and local organizations working to reduce gun violence across the country. An integral part of our strategy requires a diverse, equitable and inclusive grassroots movement powered by volunteers, working cohesively across a dynamic constituency that is open to all persons interested in supporting our work. This vision statement serves as a foundation guiding the work of our volunteers.
We strive to engage a diverse network of volunteers because we understand gun violence has no boundaries, that it impacts all communities, and some more than others. We embrace and embody diversity in all its forms such as, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, survivors, socio-economic status, gun ownership, military service, citizenship status and political affiliation. Our commitment also extends across diversity of geography, abilities, religion, faith and other ideologies. We believe in order to be successful in our work to prevent gun violence, we need a movement that reflects all parts of society.
We strive for the fair treatment of all people to include access, opportunity and advancement into and within our leadership structure. We are proactive and intentional in identifying and eliminating barriers within our chapters in order for all current and future volunteers – across the diversity spectrum – to participate in our efforts.
We strive to create welcoming environments where everyone feels respected, supported and valued. We embrace our differences and offer respect to everyone. We are committed to supporting the leadership development of our volunteers to achieve our organization’s mission and strategy to end gun violence.
Social Media Guidance
- Be mindful of the effect your posts may have on your image and credibility, as well as the image and credibility of the Organization. Always assume that any information you post or publish will public information that remains available indefinitely.
- Use your best judgment in posting material that is neither inappropriate nor harmful to the Organization, its funders, its employees, or its volunteers and members.
- Do not post commentary, content, or images that are defamatory, profane, proprietary, harassing or libelous.
- Always strive to maintain the high ground in discourse. Do not post inflammatory or insulting language, or personal attacks, about our opposition or public figures.
- Do not publish, post or release any information that is considered confidential or not public. If you have questions about what is considered confidential, please check with your chapter leader posting.
- Social media networks can sometimes generate press and media attention or legal questions. Please refer these inquiries to your chapter leader.
- Student volunteers may not drive other volunteers, other students, or materials/equipment to/from Students Demand Action events.
For each off-campus event, students will be required to provide a permission slip.
- Adult Volunteers may not pick-up/drop-off individual students
- All Students Demand Action events must have a Group Advisor present
- Students Demand Action meetings and events must comply with the rules of the hosting venue.
- Student leaders should immediately alert their group advisor and Moms liaison if they have any concerns about the safety of an event and/or an individual belonging to their group.
- If you have any concerns that your group’s advisor and liaison are unable to address, you may email [email protected].
All expenses should be paid for by your local Moms Demand Action chapter.