Remarks by the First Lady at a Campaign Event
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Upper Dublin High School
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
4:23 P.M. EDT
MRS. OBAMA: Well, thank you so much. (Applause.) You all seem pretty fired up. It’s good stuff. (Applause.) I am beyond thrilled to be here today.
And I want to start by thanking Julie and her family for their hard work, for that very kind introduction and for everything they’re doing on behalf of the campaign. Let’s give Julie a round of applause. (Applause.)
And I want to thank and recognize a couple of people as well — the Pennsylvania Treasurer, Rob McCord; Montgomery County Commissioners Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro — (audio interruption) — they need about the issues they care about. And you have to know that the kind of grassroots work that you all are doing on the ground, that is the work that’s at the core of this campaign. It is how we did it four years ago, and it’s how we’re going to do it again today. (Applause.)
And I’ve been involved in a campaign or two, so I know that the work that you’re doing is not easy. And you all have busy lives. You all have a lot going on, like Julie, working full time, all the — everybody is doing something, whether it’s handling your job, attending classes — I see a lot of young people out here. (Applause.) You’re taking care of business. Folks have families to raise. So I know it takes a lot to invest in something like this.
But I also know that there is a reason why all of us are here today, and I know it’s not just because we all support who I believe is an extraordinary, phenomenal — (audio interruption) — (applause.) And yes, I’m a little biased, just a little bit. (Laughter.) And it’s not just because we want to win an election — which we do, and we will. (Applause.)
We’re here and we’re doing this because of our values. That’s what I remind people. We’re here because
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