Obama To High Schoolers: I'm Going To Need You to Pressure Your Members of Congress
President Obama addresses students at Manor New Technology High School in Austin, Texas on Thursday afternoon:
OBAMA: Every once in a while I’m going to need your help to lean on your elected representatives and say, hey, let’s do something about this; even if you don’t like it politically, if it’s a good idea, let’s go ahead and support it. So sometimes I’m going to need constituents to pressure their members of Congress to do the right thing.
But where I can, I’m just going to go ahead and take action on my own, including some executive actions that I’m taking today that I’m convinced will spur innovation and help businesses create more jobs. Because we know what’s possible when Americans -- whether they’re Republicans or Democrats or independents -- are working together, and when parents and teachers and business owners and local leaders come together.