Tony Cárdenas is a United States Congressman who addressed the audience at Ironwood State Prison in May 2014. He represents California's 29th district, centred mainly in the San Fernando Valley.
Every single person here today can be anything you want to be. You just have to learn to listen to the people who love you. And you have to learn how to walk through the people who try to hurt you and move past them, and shed them away from you. This is a beautiful world and every single one of us is just as beautiful as anyone else, and we deserve the best.