American Dream

July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day! 


Today, as we celebrate the founding of this great nation, I am taking some time to reflect on the opportunities that this country has afforded me. 

Only in America could a girl who grew up in public housing, with a family battling addiction, end up with four degrees in education and a career in the classroom.

Only in America could that same girl go on to be named National Teacher of the Year by the first African-American President of the United States.

And only in America could this same girl go on to be the first African-American Congresswoman from Connecticut, and your Representative.

I am proof that when we ensure access to opportunity, anyone in this country can have the American Dream. 

On this Fourth of July, I celebrate an America in which every child can pursue their American Dream.

I wish you and your family a fantastic Independence Day. 


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