Inspired by the “Demand a Plan” video that features more than a dozen of Hollywood luminaries, California youth have come together to demand a “real plan” to keep schools and communities safe.

In the 60-second video, 33 California young people say more guns are not the answer to keeping schools safe. The teens in the video call for a “real plan” to end violence that goes beyond gun control and does not turn schools into fortresses.

“Don’t lock down our schools,” says one teenager in the video produced by The California Endowment.

The youth who took part in the video are leaders in The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative, which focuses on improving neighborhood and school environments.

The Demand a Plan video the young people were inspired by is below.

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