Obama Aims to Put Human Face on Economic Struggles

Jun 26, 2014 7:34 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is spending a day with a Minneapolis mother who wrote to him about her struggles to make ends meet. He's aiming to put a human face on the economic policies Democrats are championing.

The president opens a two-day visit Thursday to Minnesota. He'll hold a town hall meeting, headline a Democratic fundraiser and speak about raising the minimum wage.

The trip's centerpiece is the time Obama will spend with 36-year-old Rebekah Erler of St. Anthony, Minnesota. Her letter made its way to Obama's desk.

Obama and Erler are scheduled to have lunch and make a number of stops in the Minneapolis area. The White House says it's the first of a series of "Day in the Life" visits Obama will make this summer.


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