New York, NY – February 20, 2018
The school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week has sparked a renewed call for lawmakers to take action, and some of the loudest voices demanding change are not even old enough to vote.
Tomorrow evening, February 21, Westwood One News will provide a live simulcast of the CNN Town Hall “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action” from 9:00 pm until 11:00 pm ET.
Led by the students, the South Florida community is demanding answers on how the shooting at their school could have occurred and what steps federal and state authorities will take to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. To help facilitate the discussion, Westwood One will simulcast CNN’s nationally broadcast Town Hall with the victims’ classmates, parents and community members, live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.
Participants are still being finalized. So far, Florida Rep. Ted Deutch, Sen. Bill Nelson, and Sen. Marco Rubio have accepted an invitation to participate. CNN anchor Jake Tapper will moderate.
This Town Hall event will be available to Westwood One News stations for live broadcast or excerpting. For more information, contact Jim Jones at email@example.com or (202) 840-7933.
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