Obama: ‘In the 21st Century, No Child Should Go to Bed Hungry’ or ‘Die from a Mosquito Bite’

‘And no one should be denied opportunity because of where they’re born or what gender or religion they are, or the color of their skin or who they love’

"And so today, we reaffirm our belief that in the 21st century, no child should go to bed hungry, and no child should die from a mosquito bite, and no one should be denied opportunity because of where they’re born or what gender or religion they are, or the color of their skin or who they love. All of us are born equal and we’re all connected. And if a schoolhouse door is closed to a young girl, then we’re all diminished. And when a mother can’t buy medicine for her sick child, or a family flees violence whether in Syria or El Salvador, in a sense that makes us all poorer and all less secure. That’s what we believe, and that’s what brings us here together."
 

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