My industrious friend Victoria — who serves on the executive committee of my Indivisible resistance chapter with me — made three different signs for today’s massive anti-gun-violence March for Our Lives. I got a big kick out of this tribute to Parkland shooting survivor and outspoken activist Emma González.
We marched in New York City, so I didn’t see Emma’s speech at the Washington, D.C., rally until the evening. If you haven’t seen it, watch it now.
After viewing the clip, I texted Victoria.
You have to be at least 35 to serve as president and Emma is now 17, so she’ll be good to go by the 2036 election. Victoria only has to find somewhere to stash the sign for 18 years! Not bad.
Naomi Wadler also spoke in Washington. She’s 11 now, and I don’t know when her birthday is. It’s possible that she’ll turn 30 in 2036, hitting the minimum age requirement to become a U.S. senator. By then she’ll have served in the House of Representatives for several years, and will probably be looking for a new challenge.