Michelle Obama Sends Health Care E-Mail to Democratic Donors

First lady Michelle Obama entered the health care fray Tuesday, signing an e-mail sent to millions of Democratic donors and activists that asks support for her husband’s plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system.

“I’ve just launched United We Serve, a national initiative to tackle our toughest problems by working hand-in-hand in communities across the country,” the popular first lady wrote. “We aim to make a real difference right now and bring more and more Americans into a tradition of life-long service to make an even greater difference down the road.”

“I’d like to invite you to be a part of it by joining Organizing for America’s National Health Care Day of Service this weekend,” she continued. “You can join up with other local OFA supporters to help improve health care services in your community and make a difference as we work to reform America’s health care system.”

Michelle Obama’s Email is below:

National and community service has been a cornerstone of my life, as I know it has been for many Americans. And with the daily struggles now confronting so many families, it’s especially important for us to reach out to one another and offer a helping hand.

I’ve just launched United We Serve, a national initiative to tackle our toughest problems by working hand-in-hand in communities across the country. We aim to make a real difference right now and bring more and more Americans into a tradition of life-long service to make an even greater difference down the road.

I’d like to invite you to be a part of it by joining Organizing for America ‘s National Health Care Day of Service this weekend. You can join up with other local OFA supporters to help improve health care services in your community and make a difference as we work to reform America ‘s health care system.

Sign up now to participate in a National Health Care Day of Service event this Saturday, June 27th. (http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/hcserviceattend/)

There’s an old Thomas Edison quote I’ve always liked: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” It’s no secret that our country faces some enormous challenges right now, and meeting them will take a lot of hard work. But in that work lies an equally great opportunity — a chance to serve. And I do believe the chance to serve is a precious gift indeed.

Service has played a transformative role in my life — bringing me tremendous joy and helping me find the path that led to where I am today. As a parent, I believe service is a great way to demonstrate values and to teach our children firsthand what it means to commit to a purpose beyond ourselves.

It should be a part of everyone’s life. From the moment someone can walk to the day they leave this planet, service should be a part of how we give back, how we say thank you, how we express our gratitude for the lives that we’ve been given.

So I’m deeply honored for this chance to support our United We Serve initiative and Organizing for America, and I hope you’ll be able to participate this weekend. Please sign up now to volunteer at a local event:

http://my.barackobama.com/hcserviceattend

 Thank you,

First Lady Michelle Obama

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