LAWRENCE, KANSAS-President Barack Obama paid a visit to Lawrence, Kansas last week, just two days after his 2015 “State of the Union” address. as part of his “Middle Class Economics” speaking tour. The Chancellor of the University of Kansas, Bernadette Gray-Little, graciously extended the invitation to welcome Haskell Indian Nations University to the special Presidential event held at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion on the campus of KU.
After a brief word from Chancellor Gray-Little Alisa Cole who is a senior at Kansas, and a single, working, mother of three took the stage to introduce the President. In 2013 Cole wrote a letter to the President Obama requesting more assistance for developing families in need of childcare and education. Cole stressed, “It is so important that parents receive help with childcare and pursuing an education.” She went on to speak about the government taking a more proactive approach on the issue.
President Obama took the stage to greet a diverse and enthused crowd of thousands of people eagerly awaited to hear his stance on issues such as; childcare, education, and strengthen the economy. Obama kicked off his speech by informing attendees that 2015 is off to a great start for the American People.