Matthew McConaughey is one of the most decorated actors in all of Hollywood, having won several awards throughout his career. He also spoke about a very pressing issue at The White House recently.
Tragedy struck last month as 19 children and 2 adults were shot dead after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. According to Governor Greg Abbott, the shooter was an 18-year-old student from Uvalde High School.
While speaking at the White House on Tuesday, the actor was emotional as he talked about the families of the victims of the Robb Elementary School shootings in Uvalda, Texas.
The actor spoke about the victims and their lives cut short, sharing deeply personal stories of their lives. There was not a single dry eye throughout the speech.
“We got a chance for, right now, to reach for and grasp a higher ground, above our political affiliations,” McConaughey said. “A chance to make a choice that does more than protect your party. A chance to make a choice that protects our country now and for the next generation.
“I promise you, America, you and me, we are not as divided as we are being told we are.”
We will have to wait and see whether reforms will be made in order to avoid tragedies such as this. For his part, Matthew McConaughey will do all he can to spread awareness.
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