• "Our Daughters Have the Chance to Be Anything They Want to Be"

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    President Obama speaking at the Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. last night:

    The cause of women aren't just important to me as President--they are personal. I saw my grandmother hit a glass ceiling at the bank where she worked for years. She could have been the best bank president they ever had, but she never got that chance. I saw how Michelle was made to balance work and family when she was a vice president at a hospital. As a father, I want to make sure that my daughters and all of our daughters have the chance to be anything that they want. That's the America that we believe in. That's the America we're fighting for.

    So, to all of you who are activists in your communities, in your neighborhoods, in your work places, I want to say thank you for everything that you've already done to help advance the cause of justice and equality, and prosperity and fairness. But I also want to underscore that we are not close to being finished. We are not close to being finished.

    Working together, we can make a difference-invest in the campaign here.

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