This event did not only drew fellow democrats and supporters of President Obama, but iconic public figures and speakers like Mayor Marty Walsh, City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley, Sen. Ed Markey, the current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and of course the First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama, to endorse and commend Martha’s work and stance on early education for children, food nutrition, public safety, equal pay for women, human trafficking and raising awareness on domestic violence.
Each speaker had a story tell but nothing came close to the touching story that First Lady Michelle Obama told which she met kids all across America, who are putting in the extra effort to go school and achieve a higher education while working two jobs and feeding their familes–despite their physical limitations and financial circumstances. She says, “If they are not giving up, we can’t either. We have to be more passionate and more hungry than ever before. We can’t let our kids down!”
Also in support of Martha Coakley, Lt. Governor candidate Steve Kerrigan was recognized, by the foray of speakers, for his public service– who I also had the pleasure to interview at the UR Business Network studio.
For more information about the Martha Coakley Campaign go to www.marthacoakley.com
You can also listen to my interview with Steve Kerrigan and his story by going to my “Meet the Candidates” section, where you will find him under “Boston, Lt. Governor.” Or click the link below
Below are a few photos that I captured at the event. For more photos go to Flickr Page at First Lady Michelle Obama and Martha Coakley Event
A special thank you to Ladarrel Hagans for inviting me to this event.