Mayor Betsy Hodges: “President Obama’s vision will help us rebuild the middle class”
Mayor Hodges attends State of the Union address at U.S. Capitol
January 20, 2015 (MINNEAPOLIS) —Mayor Betsy Hodges attended the State of the Union address Tuesday night, accompanying Rep. Keith Ellison in the gallery of the House of Representatives. She released the following statement after the speech:
“Tonight’s State of the Union was a reminder of the strong vision that President Obama has for rebuilding our middle class and strengthening working families. Over the past six years, President Obama has led our country through an economic recovery, with unemployment at its lowest rate in years, and the fastest economic growth our country has seen in more than a decade.
“It is because of the strong leadership and policies President Obama has pursued that our country is rebuilding its economy. However, as the president pointed out, not everyone is benefitting from the economic recovery. I share the goals that President Obama laid out tonight, to build upon our progress by making sure there are opportunities to advance into the middle class for everyone.
“I was proud to be here tonight and even more proud to know our region was represented by Rebekah Erler, who sat with first lady Michelle Obama. I know Rebekah shared some of her struggles as a middle-class mom with the president this summer in Minneapolis, and I hope those experiences helped inform the president’s policies for reinvesting in the middle class.
“President Obama has been a great partner as we work to reduce disparities in Minneapolis. I thank him for his leadership and his resolve, and I look forward to continued partnership over the next two years to build an economy that works for everyone.”
Published Jan 20, 2015