democrats.org/Meet-President-Obama Feb 14, 2014 15:33:58 GMT -5
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Late last year I got a chance to introduce my mom to President Obama.
When I told her it was going to happen, she started thinking through what she was going to say, what she was going to wear, and when she'd need to leave to make the trip from North Carolina up to Washington, D.C.
But despite all the preparation, I still think the moment came as a bit of a surprise. And if you want to give someone special in your life an opportunity like this, you need to enter for a chance to have your own moment with President Obama when he talks to Democrats from across the country at our Winter Meeting.
Take a minute and chip in $10 or whatever you can to be automatically entered.
After we snapped a picture, my mom, Marcia, who works in the guidance department at our high school back home, said, "My students are never going to believe this."
And the President said, "Oh, you're a teacher? You're missing school today. We better excuse your absence."
Then he took out a pen, found a piece of paper, and wrote, "To Orange High School, dream big dreams. Barack Obama."
As we walked out, Mom held onto that note from the President like it was priceless.
She didn't want any of the rest of us to touch it. We might get it dirty, she said (you know how moms are).
And as soon as she got back home, she immediately got it framed.
I want you to get a moment like that.
So let me give you one piece of advice: If you win this contest, spend some serious time thinking about who you want to bring as your guest to Washington, D.C.
Because as much as it will mean to you, it'll probably mean more to them.
Chip in $10 or whatever you can right now to be automatically entered and make that a possibility:
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