As students are staging walkouts all across America Wednesday, they have the full support of the Cubs' franchise player.
Anthony Rizzo is no stranger to speaking out and demanding change when it comes to the school shootings in America. When his alma mater Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., experienced one of the country's worst school shootings last month, Rizzo was at the forefront, speaking to the masses at the vigil.
NBC Sports Chicago's David Kaplan sat down with a passionate Rizzo Wednesday and the face of the Cubs commended the students for standing up for what they believe in:
"I love it," Rizzo said. "These kids, unfortunately, have grown up with nothing but school shootings. And we haven't done anything about it as a country to help.
"These kids don't feel safe and they're speaking up and it's amazing. That's our future. That's our youth. That's who is gonna shape our country in the next 10, 15, 20 years.
"Their voices are gonna be heard. And the more they continue to reach out, the more they'll be heard."