Barack Obama Lauds Young People Rallying To End Gun Violence: 'We've Got Your Backs'
Following the Parkland shooting massacre, its survivors have persistently called for tighter gun laws. Students have appeared on television, organized rallies, and have been active on social media. They want to be heard, and their actions are praised by many, including former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.
Supporting young activists
After hundreds of young people walked out of classes to speak out in outrage and demand safer school, the former FLOTUS rushed to Twitter to express her admiration. In her post, Michelle wrote that she and her spouse totally support and believe in students. With their endurance and courage, the real change in reform is possible.
I’m in total awe of the extraordinary students in Florida. Like every movement for progress in our history, gun reform will take unyielding courage and endurance. But @barackobama and I believe in you, we’re proud of you, and we’re behind you every step of the way.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 22, 2018
Hillary Clinton shared the same opinion, believing that they can achieve much more.
Parkland students, you have shown so much courage in standing up for truth, for your right to attend school safely, & now against these disgusting smears. The good news is, it will only make you louder & stronger. https://t.co/yclbV9i2UX
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 21, 2018
Needless to say, Obama also took to Twitter to voice his support. The former POTUS said it was extremely "inspiring" to see students organize rallies and marches as well as advocate their right to safety. He also wrote:
We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs.
Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 22, 2018
Apart from speaking out and talking about the terrible shooting, politics also need to find time for other events and meetings. Obama has just attended a top-secret Boston MIT Conference where he wanted to open up about his most memorable moments while being the president and his future plans.
We’re looking forward to more details!