Manuel Oliver, Father of Joaquin Oliver murdered in Parkland Florida High School killing stands on Whitehouse lawn to heckle President Joe Biden

We Have To Do More Than That

Speak truth to power!!! Manuel Oliver tells President Biden he must do more to tackle gun violence.

In 2018 Manuel and Patricia lost their son in the Parkland Florida High School killing.  We shared an intensely moving experience on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour later that year with the #nohate #liveandletlive street art Wall Of Love.

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Manuel’s anti gun intervention is on the permanent record of the WhiteHouse briefing for Biden’s speech

President Biden arms raised in suit speaks on Whitehouse lawn about Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Biden Speaks on Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, July 11 2022

THE PRESIDENT:  ……Will we match thoughts and prayers with action?

I say yes.  (Applause.)  And that’s what we’re doing here today.  (Applause.)

Today is many things.  It’s proof that despite the naysayers, we can make meaningful progress on dealing with gun violence.

AUDIENCE MEMBER [Manuel]:  We have to do more than that!

THE PRESIDENT:  Because make no mistake — sit down.  You’ll hear what I have to say if you think —

AUDIENCE MEMBER [Manuel]:  We have to do more than that!


AUDIENCE MEMBER [Manuel]:  We have to open an office in the White House.  (Inaudible.)  I’ve been trying to tell you this for years.  (Inaudible.)

AUDIENCE MEMBER:  President Biden!  Yeah!  (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT:  We have one.  Let me finish my comments.

AUDIENCE MEMBER [Manuel]:  (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Let him talk.  Let him talk.  No one — okay?

Because make no mistake about it: This legislation is real progress, but more has to be done.  The provision of this new legislation is going to save lives.  And it’s proof that in today’s politics we can come together on a bipartisan basi- — basis to get important things done, even on an issue as tough as guns.

Manuel keeps up the campaign, the pressure and the activism – support his work, bring meaningful change


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