Graduation day at Beloit
College. Loved ones
snapping photos and cheering. Students receiving their diploma. An
unforgettable moment for everybody involved.
Senator Tammy Baldwin says "it's the beginning of something fun, difficult and
maybe even a little scary."
Tammy Baldwin gave the
commencement address. A woman known for doing things her way. Not only is she
the first woman to represent Wisconsin
in the United States Senate, but also the first openly gay senator.
Catherine Orr says "this Senator, our U.S Senator doesn't shrink from difficult
situations, or hide from disagreements or differences of opinion."
Baldwin wants these graduates
to understand that respect is earned. Not given.
Baldwin says "you will be told
to wait your turn to speak, after all you are new. You will have to work really
hard to just make the smallest amount of progress.
She does not want them
to enter the real world with any doubt.
Baldwin says "when you've
worked and worked just to get to the starting line, it can be hard to know how
to take the first step forward. I'm confident you and I (the graduates) can
figure it out together."