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Our forever POTUS + FLOTUS Barack & Michelle Obama once again make the statement necessary to squash this squabbling and try to bring the country together. According to Mic, they sent a handwritten letter to the survivors of the Florida Parkland shooting.

In the letter, the Obamas praise them for standing tall and resilient, demanding the change necessary to keep America’s kids safe.

“We wanted to let you know how inspired we have been by the resilience, resolve and solidarity that you have all shown in the wake of unspeakable tragedy,” the Obamas wrote. “Not only have you supported and comforted each other, but 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.”

In the wake of the Parkland Shooting on Valentine’s Day, which killed 17, the survivors have organized and created the #NeverAgain movement to stop gun violence. They’ve received thousands of dollars in donations, but tons of backlash across social. Recently, a GOP candidate attacked survivors Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, calling her “a skinhead lesbian” and questioning whether these two could even be called survivors.


The Obamas also encouraged them to keep pushing, not letting detractors and anything else, preventing progress, slow them down.

The Obamas continued: “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.”

After Parkland, and most recently the shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, kids across the country are joining the #NeverAgain movement. Their fight is getting stronger and their movement more visible, especially after the recent “Enough” Time magazine cover and the upcoming March for Our Lives Saturday, March 24 in DC.

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