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President Kennedy Speaks at Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Milwaukee

May 12, 1962 - President Kennedy told a Democratic Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Milwaukee tonight that the people of the U.S. had to decide whether their country was to stand still or move ahead. “I think we should make up our minds,” he said, “that we have many tasks still undone.” The President in particular cited medical care for the aged financed through Social Security, aid to education, and steady economic growth to reduce the level of unemployment.

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