Letters to Obama
It was just last month when President-elect Barack Obama addressed a giant crowd of people in Chicago’s Grant Park and around the world, declaring: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible … tonight is your answer.” Well, here’s our chance in the Sacramento community to communicate our thoughts to the man who delivered this message.
In a joint special project with Capital Public Radio, SN&R is seeking short “Letters to Obama,” now through the end of the year. The goal of the project is to share our community’s counsel, well-wishes and caveats for the new president with each other, as well as with the new occupant of the White House. We invite you to write a letter containing your best advice, stern warnings, solutions for world peace, names for the dog, ways to better green the nation, methods of saber rattling, Hillary tips, worthy recipients of bailout money, wishes for wisdom and courage, reasons why his speeches bring you to tears, arguments for tearing out the bowling alley in favor of a basketball court, iTunes suggestions for Malia and Sasha and weight-lifting tips. And hopes and dreams for Obama and the country.
SN&R will publish many of these letters in a special pre-inauguration issue, and all will be published on our Web site. CPR will broadcast some of them leading up to President Obama’s swearing in on January 20, 2009. Our suggestion: Keep it short (less than 300 words), simple (no punditry, please) and heartfelt (make your letter as personal as possible). Please include your name, age, profession and city of residence.