Obamas Pen Deeply Inspirational Letter to Parkland Students – And Now We Miss Them Even More
Barack And Michelle Obama Tell Parkland Students They’ve Got Their Backs
This weekend a massive demonstration will show the country just how fed up people are with the status quo on gun laws. The March For Our Lives will take place in cities across the nation and more than half a million people are expected just in Washington D.C.
And the students helping to push this movement quietly got an inspiring boost last week from a couple of powerful allies. Barack and Michelle Obama wrote a handwritten letter to the students to let them know they had their backs and were “inspired” by their actions since the deadly massacre at the Florida high school in February.
Mic obtained a copy of the letter and posted a picture of it for all to read. The letter was dated March 10th and signed by both the former President and former First Lady.
The Obamas noted the students’ push on lawmakers to actually do something after the recent massacre, as opposed to the nothing that has happened after so many bloody mass shootings.
…you’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation, and challenged decision-makers to make the safety of our children the country’s top priority.
They added both a word of caution to expect “setbacks” but also words of inspiration that they, like the many others we’ll see this weekend, stand in support of the students’ efforts.
Throughout our history, young people like you have led the way in making America better. There may be setbacks; you may sometimes feel like progress is too slow in coming. But we have no doubt you are going to make an enormous difference in the days and years to come, and we will be there for you.
EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the letter @BarackObama and @MichelleObama wrote to the #ParklandShooting survivors. In it, the former president and first lady tell the teens that they’ve “inspired” them, and commend them on “awakening the conscience of our nation.” https://t.co/FOQYVguNFw pic.twitter.com/xEPHE6iUL2
— Mic (@mic) March 21, 2018
The March For Our Lives will come on the heels of new polling data showing the NRA has reached its most negative view with the public in nearly two decades. 40 percent now view the group negatively versus 37 percent positive. This is the first time the group has been at a net negative since 2000.
Featured image via Mark Wilson/Getty Images.
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