Washington, D.C. — Today, the friends and families of 19 children and two teachers in Texas awoke to a nightmare that will never end. Those wounded in the attack and the children who survive this tragic event will live with that trauma for the rest of their lives. We cannot become numb to the pain and needs of others, especially children, and the grief we feel must fuel change. All children deserve safety and protection, and they need leadership that prioritizes their well-being over political calculations and polling numbers. Yesterday’s school shooting in Texas was an unconscionable act of violence. It is also a stark reminder that we are failing to uphold our universal and moral commitment to protect kids. It’s time to actually hold leaders accountable for failing to implement policies that protect children.