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A Thank You From Michelle Obama

Posted by Michelle Obama on Jan. 17, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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Dear CafeMoms,

With Barack’s second inauguration just a few days away, I wanted to take a moment to check in with all of you here at CafeMom, to reflect on the past year, and to look toward the work that remains. First, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did to inform people about the issues facing our country and the importance of making our voices heard in the election.  You all did so much to help us all become more involved and engaged in our democracy—no matter who we were voting for—and that’s something you should be very proud of.

I especially enjoyed our discussion about the election, life at the White House and all the issues that come up for moms across the country. It really was a great conversation!

And now, as we look forward, there are so many ways that we can continue to engage with each other and our fellow citizens.  For example, on Saturday, January 19th, we’ll be hosting my favorite event of inauguration weekend – the National Day of Service – when people from all across the country will come together to volunteer in their communities and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is such an important day to Barack and me because throughout our lives we’ve seen that building a full life isn’t about what you can get for yourself – but what you can give back those around you.  That’s a value that’s been central to our lives together – and as parents, it’s something we’re trying to pass down to our girls.

So we’re hoping to keep that spirit of service and citizenship central to this year’s inauguration, just like it was four years ago. And we hope we can count on you to join us – just go to http://www.2013pic.org/service and sign up to volunteer.

And after the inauguration, I can’t wait to continue our dialogue on all sorts of issues – from making sure our kids are eating well and getting active, to helping our military families get the support and appreciation they deserve, to ensuring that we’re doing everything we can to help all our kids fulfill their potential and move our country forward. I hope you’ll stay in touch with us on these issues at http://www.letsmove.gov/ and http://www.joiningforces.gov/ and follow my new Twitter feed: @FLOTUS.

I know you’ll all be great partners in the work ahead – and I can’t wait to kick it off with you on January 19th for the Day of Service. Again, thank you for all that you do for your families, your communities, and our country. God bless.  

Michelle Obama   

by Michelle Obama on Jan. 17, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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Erinelizz
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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Thanks for all you do, Michelle. Oh, and Happy Birthday!
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nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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Thanks for everything you and the President have done and will do.

Happy Birthday and many happy returns!

diaperstodating
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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Thank you Mrs.Obama and Happy Birthday!

happy birthday

mommy_2_be_2010
by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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Happy birthday first lady :) and thank you so much for everything you and president obama have done glad to see you've stuck around hopefully my daughter and i will get to meet you someday :)
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emeraldangel2.0
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:40 PM

happy birthday, mrs. obama!

shyannsmomma
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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Thank you for everything you and your husband have and will continue to do!

Aslen
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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Thank you for being here Mrs Obama, and Happy Birthday!

I will never regret voting for Barack Obama! TWICE!

LadyBugMom09
by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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First off, I appreciate your service to our country. But, can you please tell me why our taxes increased even though we are not making anywhere near $250,000 a year? And not only mine, but everyone I know as well. That $100 a month is a weeks worth of groceries for us in the middle class.
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ZsMommy
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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Thank You Mrs. Obama.

Happy Birthday! happy birthday

TheQueenOfChaos
by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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Thank you for all you do Mrs. Obama. I hope you have a fantastic birthday! birthday sweetpea

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