“This is the future I’ve seen before me – my friends, people that I’ve known since even 3rd grade have been standing next to me and have been speaking out against what is wrong, and what is wrong is the life of innocents is being taken day after day after day, and it does not matter what we say,” added Deitsch, according to FOX4.
“It does not matter how many people die. Those in power have not taken action. They’ve been using their words, using political doubletalk as much as they can,” he said. “The more they don’t act, the more they don’t deserve to be in office. The more that I know me and my friends – we are turning 18; I am a senior. I am 18 myself now. I can vote, and I know who I am not voting for.”
In the wake of the Parkland shooting, there has been no shortage of impassioned pleas for lawmakers to “do something.” In response, President Donald Trump held a “listening session” at the White House on Wednesday, where students and parents from Stoneman Douglas High School were given a chance to let their voices be heard by the president himself.