President Barack Obama – Not the first, but the last

—– Original Message —–

From: President Barack Obama

To: Curmilus Dancy II

Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 5:05 PM

Subject: Not the first, but the last

Curmilus —
This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I’d been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize — men and women who’ve inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it’s also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I’ve said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won’t all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it’s recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award — and the call to action that comes with it — does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we’ve begun together. I’m grateful that you’ve stood with me thus far, and I’m honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.

Thank you,
President Barack Obama

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Talking About The Power Of Voting, See What Happened In Dortches

Now this is what I am talking about, making things happen. I like how this particular race turned out although I don’t know the incumbent nor the person who won. This shows what the power of the vote can do.

See what happened in the Dortches Election.

Education – Soaring on the Legacy: NCCU to Celebrate its Centennial Homecoming

North Carolina Central University is preparing for the biggest bash it has ever thrown. NCCU is expecting more than 12,000 alumni, students and visitors to turn out for Homecoming to celebrate the university’s 100th birthday. Festivities will begin Friday, October 23, 2009, and run through November 1, 2009. (Read more @ NCCU)

Burr to hold Durham summit

On October 19, 2009, Erskine Bowles, President of the University of North Carolina system, and I will host the 2009 Statewide Economic Development Summit.  The event is geared toward local officials, small businesses, and corporations in order to better understand the tools and resources our State’s vast array of public and private colleges and universities offer North Carolina businesses and industry.  The summit will be held at North Carolina Central University’s School of Education and is free and open to the public. 

To register for the summit or for more information please visit or call my office at (202) 224-3154.

Education – Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Board Meeting This Week

I attended the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Board of Education Meeting on this past Monday after attending a meeting the previous week whereby Rev. Ethan Arrington pastor of New Destiny Church held a meeting at St. Luke Church in Nashville NC. The church was filled and many spoke of the issues they had with the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools system. They named several schools.

I attended and videoed the BOE meeting this past week. As usual Rev. Robert Bynum board member (black male) always ask the right questions and say the right things.

It was so funny that one of the other black board members came up to me after the meeting and said, “What are you doing here, working?” Come on now that person know that I video for myself and don’t get paid to do it so I don’t call it working.

Video of the meeting coming soon.

Health Care – Support Public Option

Subject: Tell Republican Leader John Boehner that you Support a Public Option
Message: How is this for being out of touch? Despite polls showing millions of Americans support a public option, Republican Leader John Boehner actually said, "I’m still trying to find the first American to talk to who’s in favor of the public option, other than a member of Congress or the administration."

Help us introduce Leader Boehner to millions of them.

Sign our petition telling Republican Leader John Boehner that you are among the millions of Americans who support a public option. We will send your comments directly to him.

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