Michelle Obama Scheduled To Speak At Democratic Convention: Will She Mention Her ‘Let Girls Learn’ Global Initiative?

Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Monday evening. Democratic Party leaders have certain goals for her speech. Officials at the convention are eager for Michelle to work her magic to unify the party. Mrs. Obama has a common sense appeal to everyday Americans, and the convention officials hope her voice will bring Democrats together.

The Democratic National Convention leadership hopes that Mrs. Obama will be able to capture the hearts of the young, the skeptical, and the disenfranchised, according to the Washington Post.

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile explained, “I’m glad that she was selected to speak on the first night, the opening night of a historic convention. The country trusts her. People know she’s authentic and will be honest, and [they] want to know what she thinks.”

Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech will also address the role of a president in the lives of children according to Washington Post sources. The first lady’s speech will make it clear one of the most important presidential duties is to inspire a nation’s children.

The first lady rarely speaks without mentioning children. Not just her daughters, but all children are very important to Michelle. Most of her work as first lady has centered around inspiring and helping kids.

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\Michelle Obama [Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images]

The Democratic National Convention has asked Michelle to help the Democratic Party move toward unity, but could it also be a bit of a sounding board for one of Michelle’s own pet projects? It is unknown whether the first lady will use the podium to perpetuate her interest in Let Girls Learn, but the project to educate young girls all over the world seems paramount in her mind lately.

Michelle Obama managed to interject the Let Girls Learn initiative into a “Carpool Karaoke” interview with James Corden. If Mrs. Obama managed to slide in a big pitch for her initiative between singing “Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott and belting out a verse of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” then it shouldn’t be too hard to make a pitch for the cause during her lengthy speech at the DNC.

The Democratic National Convention would be an excellent place to put forth this nonpartisan cause that, if successful, could be a rewarding legacy for Mrs. Obama. Children both at home and abroad are a unifying cause.

As Michelle Obama explained during her Late Late Show appearance, in many parts of the world, girls are denied the opportunity to go to school or to become educated by any means. According to the Huffington Post, 62 million of the world’s girls are being deprived of education simply because they are female.

Michelle explains the importance of the work.

“So much could be corrected in the world if girls were educated and had power over their lives. My message to kids here is, don’t take your education for granted, because there are girls around the world who would die to get the education that we have. They would do anything. They would move mountains to make it happen. I want our girls and our boys here to be aware of it.”

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Michelle Obama [Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

Michelle Obama is assisting in raising awareness for the American Peace Corps initiative in which thousands of Peace Corps members are being trained to alleviate the problem. In addition, there is cooperation with many governmental agencies and outside organizations to educate young girls who are being denied the right to education.

The first lady has explained that educating young women can save lives. Education lowers infant mortality rates. Educated women also have a lower risk of HIV/AIDS. Education increases a girl’s earning power by 10 to 20 percent with each year of school she competes. National security experts say that educated women curb extremism, violence, and instability as well, according to the Huffington Post.

Michelle Obama will speak at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25.

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