This week’s remarkable student protests — high school students — in Florida and other states in response to last week’s horrific mass shooting in Parkland, has already drawn the tedious and idiotic right-wing conspiracy mongering, but here’s a more encouraging response to the movement.
Seeing these incredible high school students speaking out and taking immediate action for gun control is the only truly encouraging thing I’ve seen in this country since that time we had a real president.
KEEP GOING. WE LOVE YOU.
— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) February 21, 2018
The NRA thinking: “They’re just kids. They’ll get all excited about their proms or their Facebook walls or something; maybe some new singer or fashion trend. Don’t worry. They’ll forget.”
Not this time.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 20, 2018
Back in the late Sixties I had to protest to bring our soldiers home from a pointless war. You students have shaken up the nation and are naming those complicit in the insanity and of the NRA reluctance for a sensible 2nd Amendment
You are the #NOWGENERATION !#Parkland pic.twitter.com/C0YirsyCgF
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) February 21, 2018
Parkland Survivors and others that are standing up through the media are so brave and are true role models. I’m speechless at their courage. And so proud that these kids and young adults are our future. #GunControl #ParklandStudents The question now is will our leaders listen.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 19, 2018
“Never again should a child be afraid to go to school. Never again should children have to protest for our lives.” These Parkland students are leading where politicians have utterly failed.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 21, 2018
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 20, 2018
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) February 21, 2018
In awe of Parkland students like Emma Gonzalez who are speaking out in the wake of the horrific tragedy they experienced. These kids shouldn’t have to be the voices of reason in our country right now, but they are – and we should listen.
Emma – thank you. I stand with you. https://t.co/wVIsjwWQxO
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) February 19, 2018
Looking forward to the day Cameron Kasky runs against @marcorubio. Was gonna say the day he crushes Marco Rubio, but that day was today. ??
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) February 22, 2018