The Parkland Kids!

They’re standing up for their rights and finding ingenious ways to make their points. During CNN’s Town Hall, When Robert Schentrup, who lost his sister in the Parkland shootings, asked Representative Ted Deutch if democracy was broken, the Congressman answered, “A little bit it is.” But his fellow students provided a much better answer the following week when, during the 17 minute nation-wide walk-out, they chanted, “This is what democracy looks like.” They understand democracy enough to play the long game on gun control, constantly refocusing attention on what they want and how they’ll get it, and they voted in record numbers in the 2018 Midterms. As the largest demographic, they can fix gun policy and anything else they choose just by staying vigilant, registering to vote and then showing up to vote for what they believe.