Congressman Ted Deutch Talks School Safety At First 'Town Hall For Our Lives'

(WLRN) One of the initiatives to keep the gun violence prevention movement going took shape on Tuesday night when the first "Town Hall For Our Lives," hosted by U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, opened its microphones to the community. 

The Town Hall For Our Lives Project, sponsored by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students and the March For Our Lives organizers, calls for town hall-style meetings to discuss gun control initiatives in every congressional district in America between March 23 and April 9, a period when members of Congress are supposed to be back in their districts for Spring recess. According to organizers,  these meetings have been scheduled in 111 congressional districts around the country so far. 

After leading a packed theater in the pledge of allegiance, Deutch broke down while reading the names of the 17 victims from the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. Deutch serves Parkland and its surrounding cities in Congress.