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Obama: Younger Generations Are Building Our Future

On Monday, President Obama delivered a policy-heavy, second-term inaugural address, making clear that he would not shy away from action on LGBT rights, climate change, and immigration reform.  

During the address, Obama said he plans on making young people a priority during his second term. "We reject the belief that American must choose between caring for the generation that built this country," he said, "and investing in the generation that will build its future.”

While the theme of Obama’s address focused on building the strength of the nation, he also took time to address several more specific policy priorities:

President Obama also made it clear that he will work to protect voter rights, expand educational opportunities for students, reform the K-12 education system, and slow climate change during this term.

You can read the full text of the inaugural address here. The president's inaugural address lays the groundwork for Obama to expand on his priorities during the State of the Union address, set for Feb. 12.

Molly Miller is a reporter for Campus Progress.

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