Barack and Michelle Obama have acknowledged the student survivors the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in a letter that applauds their strength and proactivity amid the tragedy.
The handwritten note, which was obtained by Mic, extolled the teenagers’ “resilience, resolve and solidarity that you have all shown in the wake unspeakable tragedy. Not only have you supported and comforted each other, but you’ve helped awaken the conscience the nation, and challenged decision-makers to make the safety our children the country’s top priority,” the famous duo notes.
The former POTUS and his First Lady then went on to commend the students’ efforts to bring stricter gun control laws to the forefront congress, which includes the National Walkout Day, as well as the upcoming March for Our Lives Protest commencing on March 24.
“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.”
Barack Obama had previously addressed this deadly shooting on Twitter and the efforts to appeal troubling legal measures that enable acts terror. “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.”
Read the note in full down below: