First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as First Lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College’s diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 3rd Annual College Signing Day at the Harlem Armory in New York City. The event, co-hosted by MTV, was part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative which encourages young people to continue their education past High School
when you would be 42 years old, if you had stayed in the state of your birth before you’d be able to vote in this country and that’s AFTER you put on the uniform and put your life on the line for said country
when you attempt to register people to vote and wind up with a cross burning on your lawn
when you have a Bachelors and Masters degree, and are asked to inform the registrar – how many bubbles are in a bar of soap.
or how many jelly beans are in that jar.
or to recite the preamble to the U.S. Constitution..
and, even after you’ve done that, you are asked to recite the Declaration of Independence – verbatim.
Or, you have to take a test, on your state’s constitution, that lawyers, registered to practice law in your state – don’t know….
Or, being told that you can get a ‘ Free Voter ID’, but in order to get the ‘ Free ID’, you have to spent Hundreds of $$$$, and make numerous trips to various agencies to get the paperwork for the ‘ Free Voter ID’
ALL of the above is voter suppression.
if you're an independent running as a Democrat, make your supporters know that they need to change their party affiliation.
If you don’t like that there is no Early Voting – get the legislature to change it.
If you don’t like that there is no ‘ No Reason’ Absentee – get the legislature to change it.
If you don’t like that it’s a ‘closed Primary’ – get the legislature to change it.
If you don’t like that there is no Election Day Registration – get the legislature to change it.
IF you have not spoken up before about these things…then go somewhere and STFU.
President Barack Obama reaches down to 6-month-old Sabina Johnson, from Beaumont, Texas, who was visiting the Oval Office with her uncle, Elbek Elibaev, for his Make-A-Wish visit at the White House, April 11, 2014. Photo by Pete Souza
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10:00AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
12:30PM: Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH/NIAID, and Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC
3:00PM: President Obama meets with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
First Lady Michelle Obama participates in an interview with Stephen Colbert during a taping of “The Colbert Report,” at the Colbert Report Studio in New York, N.Y., April 11, 2012. Photo by Lawrence Jackson