This Little Girl May Have Inspired Obama's Trip To Flint, Michigan
In response to Mari's email, President Obama wrote, "Like you, I’ll use my voice to call for change and help lift up your community."By Katie Link | April 27, 2016
The president of the United States is an unlikely pen pal. And yet, President Obama has put pen to paper a couple of times lately.
Mari Copeny, an 8-year-old from Flint, Michigan, wrote to Obama back in mid-March asking for the chance to meet him and the first lady when she came to Washington, D.C.
Mari was headed to the Capitol with her family to watch Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder testify at a congressional hearing about his involvement in the Flint water crisis.