Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Emergency Unemployment Benefits

Dear President Barack Obama,

I am writing to ask if you could sign the paperwork to extend benefits for those of us who have exhausted our unemployment. I have worked since I was 15 years old and collected unemployment three times and always had benefits remaining at the time I found a new job. I am 58 years old and trying to support myself, however my benefits like many others are gone.

I had an interview this past Tuesday on August 26, 2014 but no response from them. I would like a job but until I find one rent, lights, car notes still have to be paid. I know you have the power to help.

Respectfully yours,


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