Brother of Parkland Victim Calls Out #MarchForOurLives Kids: Where Are You?"
The way Broward County failed the victims of the Parkland shooting keeps mounting the escalator of "it's still getting worse" (see Student Exposed Broward County School Waste. Now He’s Being Kicked Out. and Broward County Schools Sitting on $100M for School Safety…Since 2014?). Broward's lackluster handling of the case makes me stabby. Parents and siblings of the victims find Broward beyond sickening. So they are running for the school board to try to make sure the mistakes made are never made again. Seems like a good place for the #MarchForOurLives kidz. Yet according to Hunter Pollack, brother of Parkland victim Meadow, David Hogg and Emma Gonalez are nowhere to be found.
On a mission to make Broward schools safer. A lot of promises made from @davidhogg111 & @Emma4Change but they refus… https://t.co/4w5hpquPCY— Hunter Pollack (@Hunter Pollack) 1534476534.0
First off, kudos to Pollack and anyone else working on the local level. It's difficult to get people to care about local politics. I get asked all the time why I'm still a Republican when Donald Trump is Trumpity Trumpy Trump. My answer is because the county executives and local mayors I enjoyed working with were too busy serving the people instead of the latest outrage over a tweet. Not all politics is executive level.
The lack of people caring about local politics is f***ing insane. Local level politics affects you the most. People only care about national politics because they're on television. Look no further than celebrities whose publicists tweet on their behalf. Or our late-night comedians riffing to entertain less than half of America.
The lack of media attention may be why Hogg, Gonzalez, and the rest of the Gunny Bunch are nowhere to be found. In politics, there are people who want to do the work, and there are people who want attention.
Hunter Pollack. Ryan Petty. Lori Alhadeff. Dr. Richard Mendelson. These are all people who want to do the work and ACTUALLY help people. Can't say the same for others.