Just watched this "town hall" on CNN.
First, I have to give credit to the politicians and spokespeople that went.. knowing full well that they weren't going to have allies in the room. That may be all the credit I give them, but we get nowhere without discussion.
But more importantly, I am SO impressed with the fortitude of these teenagers. Agree with them or not, they have no patience for the same old politics. I thought it was hard questioning my high school principal when he pulled my opinion piece from the school newspaper (it literally just dawned on me that my article was about our flawed school security way back in '99, ironically enough). They are questioning senators, law enforcement, lobbying groups.. Taking them to task.
I'm glad that the youth are recognizing their power -- and hopefully in turn -- their responsibility to vote and be active in our communities. The future is yours if you take it. #Shine