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Green Converse, dresses identified Uvalde school shooting victims, says emotional McConaughey at White House

Green Converse, dresses identified Uvalde school shooting victims, says emotional McConaughey at White House

Matthew McConaughey holds a picture of Alithia Ramirez, 10, who was killed in the mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, as he speaks at the White House on Tuesday. AP

Actor and Uvalde, Texas, native Matthew McConaughey met with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, and urged more congressional action on gun violence in an emotional speech, sharing stories of those who were killed in last month's elementary school shooting.

Nineteen children and two teachers were shot to death at Robb Elementary School in McConaughey's hometown on May 24 by an 18-year-old gunman wielding a semi-automatic rifle.

He said every parent he spoke to expressed that "they want their children’s dreams to live on.”

"They want to make their loss of life matter,” McConaughey said.