Two days after reports that hotels in Washington are not filling up ahead of Barack Obama's second inauguration, the president emailed supporters to encourage them to come to the festivities scheduled for next month in Washington, D.C.
"Because of you, I'll be taking the oath of office again on January 21st," Obama wrote in an email to supporters. "I'd like you to be part of this historic moment -- whether that's in Washington, D.C., or wherever you call home. As we make plans, we want to make sure the people who made this inauguration possible are the first to know what's happening."
The leader of the free world continues:
Add your name here to take part in inaugural activities.
I'm honored each and every day to be your president, and I will never forget how I got here.
I'm so grateful for everything you've done.
Let's also remember why we're here: we've got more work to do. And we're going to begin this next chapter in the American story together.
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