The First Lady visited Lawrence University in Appleton, joined by local elected officials and Obama for America Campaign Co-Chair and former Senator Russ Feingold. Lawrence student Eli M. had the pleasure of introducing Mrs. Obama.
Michelle Obama took the stage, and talked about her country – and her husband.
“What truly made me fall in love with Barack was his character -- did you hear what I said, gentlemen? It was his character.”
“I loved that Barack was so committed to serving others that he turned down high-paying jobs, and instead started his career fighting to get folks back to work in struggling communities.”
“We have a President who believes that teachers and firefighters should not be paying higher tax rates than millionaires and billionaires -- not in America.”
“Barack knows from personal experience what it means for a family when women aren’t treated fairly in the workplace. He knows what it means when women struggle to meet the demands of their jobs and the needs of their families. And today, believe me, as a father, he knows what it means to want our daughters to have the same freedoms and opportunities as our sons.“
“Barack didn’t care whether health reform was the easy thing to do politically -- that’s not who he is. He cared that it was the right thing to do.“
“That’s what my husband stands for.”
“I want you to tell them about the millions of jobs Barack created. Tell them about how he passed health reform. Tell them about all our kids who will finally be able to afford college.”
“Tell them that Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it.”
“Everything is at stake this November… it could all come down to just a few battleground states like Wisconsin -- can decide the whole thing by just a few thousand votes.”
“So understand, especially for our students, that one neighbor, that one classmate you get to the polls on November 6th, that one voter you persuade, that one new volunteer you recruit -- that could be the one that puts us over the top.“
“Make sure that you know that here in Wisconsin, you can vote early. You can start voting as early as October 22nd at any municipal clerk’s office.”
“Don’t wait. And if folks don’t know where to go for the information they need, you can send them to OwnYourVoteWI.com.”