Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dear Mr. Obama, Dear Gov. Kaine: you asked for my economic crisis - recovery story

For BJ Mesterman, wherever you are:

--- On Tue, 2/24/09, Abbe Buck ABPA (703) 753-4100 wrote:
From: Abbe Buck ABPA (703) 753-4100
Subject: Re: Your economic crisis story - I borrowed $10 K from a 19 year old
To: info@barackobama.com
Cc: abbe@highviz.net
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 6:55 AM

Dear Mr. Obama, Mr. Plouffe, Mitch, Gov. Kaine (D-VA),
I almost lost my business after 10 years.
My husband and I borrowed $10,000 from our son's college savings for our morgage. AFTER he lost $10,000 of this money in his mutual fund. Fortunately, we took out the entire $22,000 that was left when we borrowed the 10K.
It proves we raised our boy well. Why? He has decided to go for his doctorate - in History.
My son is 19.
Bleak times. But!  I wish I could help you bolster your boss to speak more optimistically.

((((How about the 'seedlings of recovery" stories?)))))
Thanks, Mitch!
Abbe Buck,
DC Metro (703) 753-4100
ABPA "We Can Do It!"
Abbe Buck / APR / PAO / ABPA
fyi* HighViz is now doing business as Abbe Buck Public Affairs
1-800-380-2825  / (703) 753-4100

--- On Mon, 2/9/09, Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com wrote:
From: Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com <info@barackobama.com>
Subject: Your economic crisis story
To: "Abbe Buck "
Date: Monday, February 9, 2009, 1:23 PM

Organizing for America
Abbe --

Americans have organized Economic Recovery House Meetings in all 50 states -- including 382 in California, 255 in Florida, 115 in Ohio, 199 in New York, 105 in Washington, and 149 in Texas.

That's more than 3,587 meetings in 1,579 cities and 429 congressional districts.

This past weekend, meeting hosts and guests watched a video of Governor Tim Kaine answering your questions about the president's recovery plan. Then they shared their own stories about how the crisis has affected them.

Watch Governor Kaine's video and share your economic crisis story.

Watch the video

The media is filled with numbers about the economic crisis. But the numbers do not tell the full story.

The story of this crisis is in homes across the country -- homes where a family member has lost a job, where parents are struggling to pay a mortgage, and where college tuition has slipped out of reach.

That's also where the story of our recovery begins -- in communities where repairing roads and bridges, manufacturing green technologies, and rehabilitating our schools and hospitals will directly impact the lives of ordinary people and their families.

President Obama's recovery plan will help struggling families right now by saving or creating up to 4 million jobs. But it will also help strengthen our economy for the future by investing in crucial infrastructure projects in health care, education, and energy.

Share your story about how this economic crisis is affecting you and your family and join your fellow Americans in supporting bold action to speed our recovery:


Thank you for organizing so much support at this crucial moment for our country,


Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America

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