School Advocacy and Support Task Force (SASTF)

Task Force Purpose: Our purpose is to advocate for and support those within the school system. Our mission is to work with students and student organizations, parents and parent organization, and schools and their administration to promote an inclusive and safe environment for all students.

Call to Action

Stand Up. Speak Out. Be the Change.

In the wake of the horrendous mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Florida, we must declare #ENOUGH and #STANDUP  to keep our children and school personnel safe from further gun violence. The following local actions are being planned:

Legislative Forum-Davenport: March 3rd from 10:00am to Noon. Forum will be held in the Madison School auditorium, 116 Locust in Davenport. Check back for more details.

#ENOUGH National School Walkout-Quad Cities: March 14th at 10am for 17 minutes to honor each of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School. Check back for more details.

March For Our Lives-Quad Cities: Saturday, March 24th in Davenport. Check for more details.

Quad Cities National School Walkout: April 20th. This walkout is targeting high school students and is on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. Check for more details.

Task Force Work with Schools on Anti-Bullying Programs:

The SASTF will support established anti-bullying programs through the following work:
• Support student groups that aim to change the school climate through diversity training, cultural education, and other inclusive practices.
• Support parents by establishing a working relationship with parent organizations to provide assistance in addressing student needs.
• Support school administrators in determined areas of need through agreed upon activities.