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)

Brothers Keeper Campaign

Mr President, my name is Matthew Pinkham and I watched you unveil your campaign to help minority males grow into responsible adults. Although i do not agree with most of your policies and how you govern this country, I agree there is a serious problem amongst our youth. Mr. President, I am certain if you start holding the parent(s) responsible for their childrens behavior, we would have more success.
My idea would be to any family that receives government assistance ,their child must attend school. If any child quits school, the family would lose all benefits. Mr. President, this would ensure that parents are keeping young men on the road to success.

Thank you for taking the time to read
Matthew Pinkham

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