Open Letter to Obama: What Can We Do?

9 years ago
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One of our board members who would rather remain anonymous than feel self serving has suggested that the anniversary of George Washington’s birth is a good day for circulating this letter to our 44th president.

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Dear President Obama,

I am hoping this message will find its way to you or your staff somehow. I am hoping also that the concept of the “collective unconscious” is what is prompts me to write it; or perhaps such an unconscious, or consciousness, is its goal.
Its message is actually a simple question: why haven’t you asked more of us? Why haven’t you told us specifically what you think we can do to help? We were galvanized, inspired and electrified by the unselfishness you represented to us, by the sense of one nation and the promise of national goals, separate from individual agendas or selfish concerns. We need you to give us our chores. AmericaServes is a good start, but not enough: Think of the "victory gardens" during World War II, or even the Underground Railroad.

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Can we set up tutoring centers in each town in America, staffing them with townspeople qualified in certain subjects at certain levels? Should we promise to keep them open from 3 to 10 p.m every weekday and for certain hours of the weekends, in accordance with the good practices you will outline for us on a website?

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