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Obama fordert mehr Bürgerengagement

Der scheidende US-Präsident Barack Obama hat nach acht Jahren im Amt eine emotionale Rede zu seinem Abschied gehalten.

Es sei ihm die größte Ehre gewesen, zu dienen, so der erste schwarze US-Präsident. Weiters forderte Obama die Bürger auf, aktive die Zukunft mitzugestalten. (Videoquelle: APTN)

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Barack Obama, US President: „So you see, that’s what our democracy demands. It needs you. Not just when there’s an election, not just when your own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime. If you’re tired of arguing with strangers on the internet, try talking with one of them in real life. If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organising. If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself. Show up. Dive in. Stay at it. Sometimes you’ll win. Sometimes you’ll lose. Presuming a reservoir of goodness in other people can be a risk, and there will be times when the process disappoints you. But for those of us fortunate enough to have been a part of this work, to see it up close, let me tell you, it can energise and inspire. And more often than not, your faith in America – and in Americans – will be confirmed.“