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5 things President Obama said in Cleveland that are getting us fired up.

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5 things President Obama said in Cleveland that are getting us fired up.

President Obama hit the campaign trail in the Buckeye State, leaving Team Sherrod energized for the work ahead.

Here’s a glimpse into what President Obama said in Cleveland:

1. “Give it up for your outstanding Senator, my former colleague Sherrod Brown. Love Sherrod Brown.”

2. “The broader story of America has been a story of progress, not because of one person, not because of one leader, not because of a speech or even a particular piece of legislation. It has been progress because of countless acts of dedication by ordinary citizens.”

3. “I’m hopeful—because out of this political darkness, I have seen a great awakening of citizenship across the country. I can’t tell you how encouraged I’ve been seeing so many people get involved, some for the first time, and some for the first time in a very long time. They’re marching, they’re organizing, they’re registering people to vote. Some of them are stepping up and running for office themselves. … The antidote to government by the powerful few is government by the organized, by the many, by communities that get fired up, and are ready to go.”

4. “This November’s election is more important than any I can remember in my lifetime. And I know politicians say that all the time, but this time it really is different. This time the stakes really are higher. Sherrod, I think, would tell you that. He’s in Washington every day—he sees what is taking place. The consequences of any of us sitting on the sidelines are far more dangerous.”

5. “We can’t afford to sit this one out. If you don’t like what’s going on right now, you can’t just complain. You can’t just hashtag. You can’t just get anxious. You can’t just mutter to yourself while you’re watching TV. You can’t put your head in the sand. You can’t just boo. You’ve got to vote!”

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