Subject: WH travel pool report #4 OTR at diner
Obama made an OTR stop at a diner and chatted w people
Color to come in next report:
from the White House:
Prior to his remarks at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, the President is meeting for lunch at Canter’s Deli – a family-owned LA landmark since 1931 – with four Americans who took the time to write him letters. Today’s lunch continues the President’s efforts to meet with folks from across the country to listen to their stories, struggles, and successes, as well as the issues in their lives that matter most.
Katrice Mubiru (Katrice will also introduce the President at Los Angeles Trade Technical College)
In January of 2012, Katrice, a career-technical education teacher for the Los Angeles unified school district, sent a note encouraging the President to support adult and career technical education. Katrice is a Los Angeles native who graduated from California State University Long Beach. She is married and has a nine year old daughter and a seven year old son.
In March, Aaron wrote to the President to share his story as a recent UC Irvine graduate in anticipation of the President’s commencement address at his alma mater. Aaron joined the Green Berets after 9/11 and was wounded in Afghanistan. After returning home he founded the Green Beret Foundation to provide resources for special forces veterans affected by their service. Today he is working at a bond trading company. He is married and has a two-year-old baby. The President recognized Aaron’s service and shared his story in his UC Irvine commencement remarks.
In April, Joan wrote to the President about the need to make grants or funds available for vocational training for older workers. At 60 years old, Joan is beginning anew and would like to become a certified nurse assistant, but is having trouble affording the certification program. Joan is a mother of three — a 24-year-old daughter and two sons, 26 and 22.
In March, Kati wrote to the President about the challenges she and many other young professionals face trying to build a career. Kati has a Master of Public Policy Degree from Pepperdine University, but has had to make large sacrifices to balance her student loans, rent and monthly bills. As the first in her family to graduate college let alone earn a master’s degree, Kati believes that someone who works hard and plays by rules should be able to find more opportunities to get ahead. The President agrees.
Pool out at 11:26 am
POTUS stayed behind
Motorcade left the hills of the LA at 10:54 am, sped down Sunset Blvd, past the Chateau Marmont
White House Correspondent