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Mrs. Obama urged the leaders of Chicago to come together and do something worthy of our children’s futures, and to show them — not with words but with action – that they are not alone in the struggle to fulfill their potential. We need to show them that we believe in them, and we need to give them everything they need to believe in themselves. And we need to remember that this is going to take a serious and sustained investment over a very long period of time. As Mrs. Obama said, “This is forever.”

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It’s a challenge that makes sense for leaders in communities across our country to embrace. Our kids deserve no less

You can watch Michelle Obama’s complete remarks below:

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