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article imageVideo: Voters have their say in 'Dear Mr. President'

By Can Tran     Jan 16, 2013 in Politics
NPR has launched a little project through Tumblr called "Inauguration 2013" where people can have their say on who they voted for and what US President Obama's priorities should be for the second term.
Earlier today, National Public Radio (NPR) uploaded a video and published a brief article about it's “Dear Mr. President: Tell Obama Your Priority For His Second Term.” In a brief video, random people were interviewed. They started off by saying they either voted or didn't vote for United States President Barack Obama, who won re-election in November 21, and gave their priorities for him as he heads into his second term in office.
The answers are quite diverse. NPR's Inauguration 2013 Tumblr has more responses from people that submitted photos of themselves holding a sheet of paper showing their priorities for Obama's second term. In short, this is a multifaceted response to Obama. Since Obama is the Democratic incumbent, this can also be a response to the rest of the Democratic Party as well.
People that voted for Obama listed their own priorities such as: climate legislation (stopping the Keystone XL pipeline, stopping off-shore drilling, etc), immigration reform, gun control, the need to work together, prison reform, student debt reform, women's health issues, LGBT issues, nuclear disarmament, preventing violence against women, etc.
People that didn't vote for Obama listed their own priorities for him such as: banning abortions, affordable healthy food, wanting smaller government, people believing their voices aren't heard in government, NASA funding, downsizing Washington, etc.
Not everybody is using NPR as a means to give their priorities to President Obama. The editors of the MIT Technology Review urging Obama to tackle climate change as a priority.
Washington DC area kids, submitting letters to the Washington Post, said things such as: All Ice Cream Day, help schools earn more money, help lost animals, help the homeless, better school lunches, starting school later in the day, etc.
People are having their say on what Obama's priorities should be when he starts his second term in office.
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