Although the Pleasanton City Council has a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, President Obama's wife wants its members to be sure to tune in to her husband's 6 p.m. "State of the Union" address first.
In an email to council members and city staff, First Lady Michelle Obama, with a subject line titled "The most important story," urged them to watch the address. She included a video, "The Road to the State of the Union," in which the president talks about national priorities that he will discuss tonight.
"Tomorrow night, Barack will deliver his sixth State of the Union address," Mrs. Obama wrote in an email sent yesterday. "That means tonight, he'll be sitting down at his desk, reviewing each and every word to make sure his speech tells the most important story: yours."
"For Barack, that is what this address is about. Not politics or partisanship, but the lives you lead, the challenges you face, and the future you hope to build for yourself and for your children. Every day, he reads those stories in the letters folks send to him from across the country.
"Barack sat down to talk about what makes the address so personal for him, and what will make 2015 special.
"Make sure you watch the video -- then join me and millions of other Americans on Tuesday in watching the State of the Union.
"I have the honor of watching Tuesday's speech with a few of the inspiring Americans who shared their story with Barack this year. So go to WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU, watch the president reflect on this year's address, then tune in tomorrow at 9 p.m ET. Thanks,
"First Lady Michelle Obama"
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So if the City Council meeting is a bit late getting started tonight, Plesanton constituents now know why.