WCAAP Members Show Up, Speak Up

WCAAP members showed their support for the students leading the movement against gun violence, in print and in person. Many pediatric health care providers walked out of their clinics or observed a moment of silence in solidarity with a student walk-out on March 14.  An estimated 60+ WCAAP members attended the March for Our Lives in Seattle on March 24, with additional members attending marches throughout the state. This sustained pediatric presence garnered media attention:

Take it from a Tacoma surgeon: Guns are brutal on kids – Mauricio (Tony) Escobar, MD, FAAP

Raising the age limit is good prevention – Thatcher Felt, DO, FAAP

Protests: A pediatrician’s perspective – Elizabeth Meade, MD, FAAP

Pediatricians walk out in support of students – Rupin Thakkar, MD, FAAP

Making our country safer for children isn’t partisan – it’s our duty – Elizabeth Meade, MD, FAAP