After 8-year-old Hinna Zeejah of Oceanside, NY watched television coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, she had one question, “Why do we have guns?”
Hinna’s dad Farhan encouraged her to write a letter to President Barack Obama and drafted a letter that led to an invitation to the White House to meet and stand beside the President as he announced gun reform initiatives.
Hinna and 3 other elementary school children were invited to the White House and asked to read their letters on video.
From the YouTube description:
When President Obama announced the concrete plan he was putting forward to reduce gun violence, he shared the stage with four of the young people who wrote him letters on the issue. Watch Hinna read the letter she wrote to President Obama. Then, learn more about his plan to reduce gun violence and join the conversation at WhiteHouse.Gov/NowIsTheTime
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