President Obama visited the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently, urging students to go to the polls for the upcoming midterm elections, WEAU News reports.
According to the news provider, Obama spoke at the university, telling the students that they had been written off by political pundits, who have called students apathetic and disappointed. The President appealed to the students to prove those "experts" wrong by making their voices heard.
"We cannot sit this one out," Obama told the students. "We can't let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care enough to fight."
According to the news source, the Wisconsin Republican Party responded to the President's appearance at the university by saying the country's problems are deeper than any speech could solve.
Police at the university estimate that more than 17,000 people packed into a mall at the center of the Wisconsin campus to see the President, while another 9,000 lined up for more than one mile, but were directed to overflow areas.