From: Michelle Obama []
Sent: Tuesday, 26 August 2008 11:33 AM
To: Sophie Black
Subject: Behind the scenes in Denver

Sophie —

My mom, the girls, and I left home in Chicago and got to Denver yesterday. What a beautiful city!

The convention started this morning, and everyone here is getting ready for the big week.

All the work you’ve done is at the heart of what’s happening here, and our team filmed a short video to give you a look behind the scenes at the convention center.

Take a minute to check out the video and share it with your friends:

This week, folks from across the country will get to know Barack and our family a little better. Tonight I’m giving a speech at the convention, and I’m planning to share a few stories about the Barack I know — the husband, the father, and the man who shares my dreams for our girls, for this country, and for our future.

Before my speech, we’re also going to show a video introducing our family to families across the country. Make sure to turn on your TV at 10:30 p.m. EDT (8:30 p.m. MDT) to see it, or you can watch it at

This is such an important moment, and I hope you’ll join me by tuning into the convention tonight and all week long.