Michelle Obama Urges Graduates to Give Back

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to graduates at California’s smallest, youngest public university, UC Merced on Saturday and praised them “for their struggle to succeed.” Obama urged the “jubilant members of her audience to give back to their communities.”

Students at UC Merced “bombarded the first lady’s office with letters, e-mails and even hundreds of Valentine’s cards in a nonstop campaign to get her to speak at graduation,” and “it worked.”

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Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.

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