Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,
I am fascinated with your video because you are really giving the young generation more courage to express their voices by doing speeches and videos to be heard. Many people feel so terrified before seeing someone that can help them accomplish their dreams which is making the world a better place for every human being. Youth need lots of support like this to show how much they are capable of changing the world. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I think that young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors. I think that they are more sensitive, in a positive way, in that they actually care about other peoples’ experiences and lives”. I think this is inspiring because in my own perspective many youth talk about “Climate Change” because it is the only enemy that we all humans have in common and we do not even realize it. I have listened to a video of a young teenager who was 17-years-old and he was talking about climate change. To let people understand how climate change is affecting humans. I agree with you that youth are not afraid to talk about world problems. They are brave because they are willing to break more interdict and speeches that older people have problems expressing. One reason is that young youth are more open-minded and they are the future leaders who are meant to make the world a better place. Older people might be afraid that their love once would be hurt out of that.
Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here. I’m talking about Edna Gonzalez and her speech at March for Our Lives, Washington, DC. In this video, there is a 17-year-old girl talking about how her brother got killed during a gun shooting. Her brother was about to go to college and lost his life for no reason. She said that at school the security makes them feel like they are criminals. She decided to talk to all people to let people know how they are suffering. They are going to be the leaders of society so they deserve to be heard. “My brother passed away when he was in high school any day like the other day and it was the cops who shot him to death”. This part sparked my interest because this is the problem that society is ignoring. Some adults say that they are just doing their jobs, but in reality, they are not, because their inaction hurts or kills innocent people who had a full life in front of them. Their lives just ended because of a mistake or injustice. It stays with me because it tells me that injustice happens anywhere and it’s enough to be cautious in any circumstance. This is an example to show that AOC is right because it’s a young girl who is courageous enough to show the injustice that they went through. They wanted to make a lesson so everyone would learn from it.
“I am here to honor the floored students that lost their lives and to honor my south LA community. How about that”? This quote means that the young generation is very great and fearless because they are willing to go out and risk their lives to save the world from the terrible intentions. I think Edna Gonzalez is talking for everyone.
I have also been learning about “Young In Revolt ”. What I understand is that now youth express their problems or injustice through social media for them to be heard. Many young youths have suffered from gun shootings. Something has to be done to prevent this kind of event from happening again. The problem is that the government kept on selling guns. In my own perspective, I think the ideal thing to do is to stop selling guns. I think this story is a good example of what AOC is saying because it is always the young who suffer the most and the ones who risk their lives to save others and make their lives better.
Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you write or say next. I am interested in your video because it makes me believe in myself. Additionally, I think every possible effort we do as young youth we will make a change in the world together.