Former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama offered their support to the hundreds of Florida teens fighting for gun control after 17 people were killed at a Parkwood, Fla. high school last week.
On Wednesday, Michelle Obama sent an encouraging tweet for the teens to her 10 million followers.
“I’m in total awe of the extraordinary students in Florida,” she tweeted. “Like every movement for progress in our history, gun reform will take unyielding courage and endurance.”
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
On Thursday, President Obama joined his wife by offering support to those “fearless students.”
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
Survivors of the school shooting confronted Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday in a CNN town hall debate, directly asking him will he refuse future funding from the NRA. He would not say no.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.