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Timeline Post by nethi888

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:34 PM The White House wrote:

Dear Peter:

Thank you for writing. It sounds like you are going through a difficult stretch, and I appreciate that you took the time to share your story with me.

Please know that I will keep fighting for people like you every single day I hold this Office.

Here in Washington, we need to focus on what really matters:

reversing the forces that have battered the middle class for decades and making this country work for working Americans again.

The road ahead may be long, but with hope and persistence, I know we can make it.

Thank you, again, for writing.

Nine years ago today, I stood on the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, to announce my candidacy for President of the United States.

I asked you to join me in taking up the unfinished business of perfecting our union -- to work together to build a better future.

Along the way, Americans like you have done that by playing the most important role in our democracy -- the role of citizen.

You've taken on the painstaking work of progress.

You've helped us find that middle ground where real change is won. -- change like rescuing our economy from the brink of another Great Depression, protecting our planet, and helping millions of Americans gain health insurance.

I'll be the first to admit that this journey hasn't always been easy, especially when our politics can seem so small. But I'm still hopefull that our politics can reflect the basic decency of the American people.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama