Barack Obama Lauds Young People Rallying To End Gun Violence: 'We've Got Your Backs'

Date February 26, 2018 13:41

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.

Hillary Clinton shared the same opinion, believing that they can achieve much more.

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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.

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!

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