Like Liked by 4 people. You prepare to continue your journey on the clamorous highways of life. They are smart enough to see through that noise, and they are so hungry for voices that rise above it —- smart, compassionate, thoughtful voices like yours. And in the years before Dr. Well, after facing all kinds of opposition, he eventually agreed to a Social Security plan that covered only 60 percent of workers.
You see, in his speech to those Oberlin graduates 50 years ago, Dr.
We fill our Twitter feed with voices that confirm, rather than challenge, our views. But today, graduates, I want to urge you to do just the opposite. I am confident in your ability to do amazing things. Epic increases in college financial aid.
After all, Lucy Stone spent years speaking out for partial suffrage -— for allowing women to vote only on things like school issues and local issues -— because she realized that full suffrage was just too controversial. May 25, at 8: Generation after generation, this country has become more equal, more inclusive, more fair, more free. They knew that our policies matter.
And even amidst the joy and excitement of graduation, I know that you may be feeling some real sadness about leaving this community behind. Just think about the folks who are winning those battles state by state, city by city to ensure spsech everyone in this country can marry the person they love.
Not when women still make less than men for the same work.
Her moral leadership on behalf of children in this country has inspired me throughout my career, as well as my husband, the President of the United States. I want to start by thanking President Krislov for oebrlin very kind introduction, as well as all of the trustees, the faculty, the staff here at Oberlin. I also want to take a moment on this Memorial Day to pay tribute to all of the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that we could sit here today, at peace, with rights and freedoms that others around the world can only dream of.
But today, graduates, I want to urge you to do just the opposite.
Students learned of the challenge and while the college provided guidance, the video was a student effort, Wargo said. Every city ordinance, every ballot measure, every law on the books in this country —- that is your concern. See, oberrlin, this is what happens when you turn your attention outward and decide to brave the noise and engage yourself in the struggles of our time.
Instead, I think they knew that if they could just get everyone to take that first step, then folks would keep on moving in the right direction. Monday, May 25,in Oberlin, Ohio.
And get out and vote in every election -— not just the big national ones that get all the attention, but every single election. I also want to take a moment on this Memorial Day to pay tribute to all of the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that we could sit here today, at peace, with rights and freedoms that others around the world can only dream of.
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Now, did these compromises make these leaders sellouts? The first lady also cracked some jokes, saying as students probably went to “countless s;eech hours” at a popular local pub, the Feve.
Every elected official who represents you, from dog catcher all the way to President of the United States —- they are your concern. Just look at the story of Oberlin College. No, micnelle course not. We will s;eech there with you every step of the way. And believe me, I know this from personal experience. And today, it is no longer remarkable to see two beautiful black girls walking their dogs on the South Lawn of the White House lawn.
They answered your late-night phone calls even when you were just calling for money.
May 25, at 3: And, graduates, that is how you will carry on the proud legacy of this great institution for generations to come. Think about how just 10 years ago, gay marriage was legal in just one state in this country —- just one — and today, it is legal in 37 mcihelle and Washington, D.
Because so often, michrlle our history, those have been the places where progress really happens —- the places where minds are changed, lives transformed, where our great American story unfolds.