By GHADEER ALARADI, Guest Writer
President Barack Obama visited Ann Arbor on Wednesday, April 2 to give a speech about raising the minimum wage nationwide.
More than 900 students camped out for a chance to get a ticket to Obama’s speech, and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor distributed approximately 1,000 tickets Tuesday morning.
President Obama addressed the thousand or more students in the Intramural Building at the university about raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
“It’s time for ten-ten. It’s time to give America a raise,” said President Obama.
“In America, we do not believe in opportunity just for the few—we believe that everybody should have a chance at success,” said Obama. “Raising wages is not just a job for organizers, not just a job for elected officials—it’s also a job for businesses.”
The president stopped at Zingerman’s Deli before his speech, where he ordered a Reuben sandwich with representative Gary Peters.
The speech will make it the third address from the President at the University of Michigan.