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Michelle Obama: I’ll continue to champion issues ‘including girls ed’

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Michelle Obama on Wednesday said she and former President Obama will keep fighting for issues important to them, including girls education.

“Excited by the potential of the Obama Pres. Center,” the former first lady tweeted Wednesday. “Barack & I will continue to champion the issues close to our hearts, including girls ed.”

{mosads}The White House earlier this week denied a CNN report that it is ending “Let Girls Learn,” the former first lady’s girls education program.

“There have been no changes to the program,” a White House spokeswoman told CNN on Monday evening.

An internal memo reported on earlier in the day said the White House would not continue with Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” program.

“Moving forward, we will not continue to use the Let Girls Learn brand or maintain a stand-alone program,” an email from Peace Corps acting director Sheila Crowley to employees read.

According to CNN, the Trump administration gave orders to cease the program’s operation immediately.

The Obamas started the program in 2015. It aimed to increase educational opportunities for young adults in developing countries.

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