Michelle Obama’s Speech at the Democratic National Convention
Last night, Michelle Obama, our nation’s first lady, delivered a truly inspirational speech. To say that I admire her is an understatement. From her parenting style, to her ability to motivate our children to incorporate healthy activities into their lives, and her capacity to fully understand family struggles, I feel as if she is speaking directly to me. I am in awe of her and what she symbolizes to my daughters and the countless women I work with. With that said, I hope you not only watch the speech she delivered at the Democratic National Convention, I hope you really listen to what she is saying.
Additional food for thought…
As mentioned in the Breast Cancer Action website, the historic affordable healthcare act is a victory for women and the underserved, and in particular women of color as it offers us access to life-saving healthcare services. It directly affects women living with and at risk of breast cancer include eliminating unfair policy cancellations if we get sick (including a breast cancer diagnosis), ending annual and lifetime limits of coverage and discrimination for pre-existing conditions. it also focuses increased attention on preventive services and provides pathway to expand insurance to more women and families. Read More: Affordable Care Act Upheld by Supreme Court, Victory for Women and Underserved
Let’s Move – a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
- Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Don’t Ask Don’t Tell