“Are we truly meeting our obligations to our children?” said an emotional Michelle Obama while addressing a Chicago audience regarding gun violence and to vote for stricter gun laws.
She talked about the death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who had performed at President Barack Obama's second inauguration just days before she was shot, and asked if the nation was doing enough for children like Pendleton.
“I think my husband put it best when he spoke to the people of Newtown, Connecticut, back in December. This is our first task -- caring for our children. It's our first job. If we don't' get that right, we don't get anything right. That's how, as a society, we will be judged.”
“It was the question weighing on my heart when I met with Hadiya Pendleton's classmates on the day of her funeral,” said Obama trying to hold back her tears.
You can watch The First Lady’s moving speech in the video above.