First Lady Michelle Obama energizes Wisconsin voters

October 3, 2014

2014-10-03 10_58_01-Miltimes 10-2-14 issue.pdf - Adobe ReaderOn Monday, September 29, 2014, First Lady Michelle Obama made a campaign appearance in Milwaukee for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Speaking to an excited and jubilant crowd, Mrs. Obama spoke glowingly about the accomplishments of President Barack Obama’s administration and why Wisconsin voters should elect Mary Burke governor on November 4th. Here are a few comments from her speech: “Wisconsin, when folks ask me whether I still believe everything we said about hope and change back in 2008, I tell them that I believe it more strongly than ever before – because I’ve seen it with my own eyes! “I’ve seen our veterans finding jobs as our nation proudly supports their transition to civilian life. I’ve seen children getting better nutrition and growing up healthier. “I’ve seen young people from the most underserved areas reaching higher and going to college, and reaching back to their communities to bring others along. “So, yes, while we still have plenty of work to do, we have truly made so much of that change we were talking about. “And here’s what I want you to remember –Barack didn’t do all of that just sitting alone in the Oval Office. He
did it with the help of outstanding leaders in states across this country. “We need that kind of leadership here in Wisconsin. We are going to get Mary Burke into office because that’s what people here in Wisconsin deserve, and that’s why we need to support Mary Burke for Governor. “We deserve leaders who believe like we do that no matter how our kids start out in life, if they’re willing to work for it, they should have every opportunity to fulfill their boundless promise. They should have every opportunity to get a good education, and build a decent life for themselves and an even better life for their own kids. That’s the American Dream we all believe in, and that’s what this election in here in Wisconsin is all about. That’s what’s at stake. In fact, we need to be more passionate and hungrier, because races like this governor’s race here in Wisconsin will be even harder and even closer than those presidential elections. “We need to be energized and inspired for our kids, so that they have opportunities they need to build the future they deserve. “Mark November 4th on your calendars and of everyone you know. And then on Election Day, when you head to the polls to vote for Mary Burke for Governor, bring everyone you know along with you. “We all need to be as passionate and as hungry for this election as we were back in 2008 and 2012!”