President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, in a letter to the students of the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, praising their “resistance, determination and solidarity.”
President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, in a letter to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, praise them on their actions, saying that they “helped to arouse the conscience of the nation.”
A copy of the letter obtained by Mic.com the Obama’s showed to say that they are “inspired” by the students “the resilience, determination and solidarity” shown after the tragedy on Valentine’s day.
A lone gunman allegedly the Parkland high school occurred shortly after 2 a.m. and opened fire, killing 17 people.
The Obamas praised the survivors who have been pushed to strengthen the legislature since the attack, gun control.
“Not only have they supported and comforted each other, but they have helped awaken the conscience of the nation, and urged the decision makers to the safety of our children read, the country is a top priority,” the letter to.
Parkland students organized a rally in DC on Saturday, to pay more attention to the gun debate, and encourage the legislature to act quickly on the implementation of stronger gun laws.
“There may be setbacks; they can sometimes feel too slow to move forward,” Obama wrote, “but we have no doubt, you are going to get a huge difference in days and years, and we will be there for you.”