What you wrote the President

A few weeks ago, FreeAllThree.com passed along the White House’s invitation to write the President. They said he reads 10 letters each day and dictates a response. Occasionally on one of his trips around the country, he will sit down and have a cup of coffee or a burger.

We are again encouraging followers of the cause to obtain the release of THREE MEN WRONGLY HELD IN IRAN: Pastor Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati and Robert ‘Bob’ Levinson to write President Obama. With the July 20 Iran negotiations deadline approaching, we need to remind the President that he must demand Iran release these 3 men as part of any agreement regarding nuclear issues and/or the further lifting of economic sanctions.

This is a serious moment in time.  Don’t let the President and his team forget these men!

Here’s the link to our original story with guidelines for writing to the White House: http://wp.me/p49SUn-SQ

From the White House,  July 11:

 

Two weeks ago, President Obama asked you to write and tell him how you’re doing. And I can tell you, as one of the people who helps sort through the mail here at the White House, that a lot of you answered.

You told us how you’re feeling about your family, your community, and our country. You shared stories about what’s been going well, and what you wish was better.

So if you were wondering if those letters actually get read, the answer is yes.

Your stories paint a broader picture of how things have changed these past few years, and I wanted to share a few of them. Here’s what folks had to say.

“I guess I can tell you about myself now. I am a 26-year-old single mother. My son is the light of my life. We live in a small city called Anacortes, located in Skagit County, Washington. It’s beautiful here. A lot of the people that live here were raised here, and they have family and friends all around town. For me, it’s just my son and I. His father was born and raised here, and the majority of his family is located here, too. We separated shortly after my son’s first birthday, though. … I’ve had to do a lot of fighting to get where I am now, and I feel like I have so much more to do. I think you know what that feels like.”
— Desirae, Anacortes, WA

“My family is doing OK – we all have jobs, we have health insurance, we have homes and cars. I am the director of a nonprofit … and my concern is for the people we serve. There are so many older adults who are alone, who need a meal, who need much more than we can provide. We struggle to feed the people who need help, and the need for our assistance is growing. … As a nation, how do we help the people who were there for us? How do we absorb this enormous responsibility?”
— Gale, Durham, NC

Your letters mean so much to everyone here, President Obama included. That’s one reason why he’s spending time with people like Rebekah, a letter writer he met in Minneapolis in June, and why, this week, he’s spending time with folks like you who’ve written him in Denver and Austin.

As the President has said, even though unemployment is the lowest it’s been since 2008 and the economy is adding jobs at a rate we haven’t seen since the 90s, we still have a lot more work to do — too many are still struggling to get ahead.

Every letter we get — every story — matters. And that’s why, all this summer, the President will be talking about ways this administration is working to make a difference in peoples’ lives.

Thank you,

Fiona Reeves
Director, Office of Presidential Correspondence
The White House

 

Link to original story with guidelines for writing to the President at the White House: http://wp.me/p49SUn-SQ

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About FreeAllThree.com: From January 1-July 4, 2014 there are 184 days or 6 months and 4 days. Iran was given 6 months (180 days) to show good faith regarding their nuclear weapons programs. America must insist that no more billions of US dollars, gold or other resources will be unfrozen and transferred to Iran as a result of further sanctions loosening. Nor should oil exports flow freely to other nations, including Russia that has negotiated a side deal worth $1.5 billion per month known as ‘oil for goods.’ With such a bartering system, Russia would continue to build Iran’s nuclear facilities in exchange for Iranian oil, bypassing the banking system, and then re-selling it on the open market. Finally, the main purpose of the current negotiations, the cessation of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, must be realized and continually verified.

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