Parkland school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez joined MSNBC on Monday discuss the progress of her efforts to engage young voters in the 2018 midterm elections.
During the interview with Chris Hayes, Gonzalez was joined by Roman Contreras, the national field strategist for March for Our Lives.
The host asked Gonzalez about processing the shooting and being thrust into the national political spotlight.
“My mom says I haven’t processed it so we’re still working on that personally,” the recent high school graduate replied. “But in general, I’m doing the best I can and I’m trying to connect with my friends as much as possible and contribute to my life as a human being in that manner.”
Gonzalez explained she had done 90 voter registration events in 63 cities over the summer.
“I cannot stress how much of a different person — how much more grown I am and more fleshed out as a human being I have become because of that,” Gonzalez reflected.
“I’m super hopeful because I know there are so many more people in this country registered to vote and they’re going actually going to turn out to vote,” she noted.
“November 6, America is going to see young people shift the culture of politics in this country,” Contreras predicted.
“Young people have had enough,” he noted. “Young people are tired, they’ve had enough and they want a Congress that represents them and that is exactly what they’re going to do November 6.”