“Show up. Dive in. Stay at it.”

President Obama gave his farewell speech yesterday. You can watch the whole thing here:

Here’s the transcript. UPDATE April 2017: That link seems to be dead now. I wonder why. Here’s the transcript from the LA Times.

And here is a highlights clip:

Here is one summary/analysis: “Eight of the Biggest Takeaways From President Obama’s Farewell Address” (from NBC)

Here are highlights of some other presidents’ farewell speeches: “Obama’s Farewell Address: How Presidents Use This Moment Of Reflection” (from NPR)

One of my favorite parts:

“Ultimately, 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 to talk with one in real life. If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing. 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.”

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