Hayley Kiyoko Thanks Barack Obama for 'Being a True Leader' After He Wrote About Enacting Real Change

Hayley Kiyoko
David Needleman

Hayley Kiyoko photographed on July 18, 2019 at Vista Studios in Los Angeles.

On Monday (June 1), former President Barack Obama penned a note discussing how to bring real change in the wake of George Floyd's unlawful murder last Monday (May 25) at the hands of white police officers.

"I wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change -- and pulled together some resources to help young activists sustain the momentum by channeling their energy into concrete action," he wrote on Twitter.

He then linked out to his concise Medium post about the meaning behind the recent protests across America, the importance of voting to change the criminal justice system and police practices, and the resources needed to carry out concrete action, the latter of which included New Era of Public Safety: An Advocacy Toolkit for Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing that was developed by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and "based on the work of the Task Force on 21st Century Policing that I formed when I was in the White House," Obama wrote.

Singer Hayley Kiyoko shared the nation's former leader's post and acknowledged him for his current authority. "Thank you Mr. President . Thank you for being a true leader," she wrote on Twitter. Obama also posted excerpts of his note on Instagram, which Kevin Abstract, Louis Tomlinson and more artists liked.

See Kiyoko's reaction below.


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