This morning, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent the message below to the White House email list to share the story of Rebekah — a hardworking mom from Minneapolis who wrote the President to share her story, and will meet with him later this week. Didn't get the email? Be sure to sign up . Hi, all — Every day, the Office of Presidential Correspondence sorts through thousands of letters. Every night, President Obama reads ten of them. Some people write to share what his decisions mean in their daily lives, to talk about the economy, or to ask a question about a policy. Others just write in to say hello. Each letter is a chance for President Obama to hear directly from folks across the country about the sorts of issues they face every day. The President makes notes in the margins, and sits down to reply personally. He often sends the letters to the staff as reminder of what we are fighting for or to ask us to follow up on an issue raised in the letter. So when Rebekah, a hardworking mom from Minneapolis, wrote in to share how much harder it's become to get ahead and do right by her family, you can bet the President set that letter aside for a reply. But he's not just doing that. He's meeting Rebekah in person this Thursday to spend a day in her shoes. Watch President Obama tell her story, and find out why he's traveling to her town. read more
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