Meet two new small local/national heroes.
This afternoon two third graders from McKinleyville, twin sisters Zea and Luna Weiss-Wynne introduced President Barack Obama at a reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month at The White House. Here is what they said:
Zea: “Hello, my name is Zea Weiss-Wynn.”
Luna: “And I am her twin sister Luna. We are in third grade and last December we wrote a letter to President Obama. We told the President. that we would like for him to make some changes this year. First, we asked the President to help make it harder for bad guys to get guns. We heard about the students who were killed and that made us really sad.”
Zea: “Second, we asked for more funding for schools. I really want more art and libraries because I love to read and Luna wants more P.E. because she thinks it’s healthy for kids and grown ups. Third, we asked the President for his support of gay marriage because we have two moms and they are just as good as other parents. They love us a lot.”
In unison: “Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States.”
After some uproarious applause, President Obama made a confession: “All right! I will not beat that act.”
Prepare to well up and watch the video below and click here to learn how Zea and Luna were chosen for such an honor.