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Shaun Donovan Hud Appointment

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Dear Terry,

In a week when unemployment numbers soared to near-record highs, President-elect Barack Obama’s weekly address focused on crafting solutions that will help hard-working American families and struggling homeowners during this economic crisis.

To put our country and our economy back on track, it will take every part of the Obama-Biden Administration working together to bring about the change Americans need.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is crucial to that effort. That’s why President-elect Obama has selected Shaun Donovan, a widely respected Housing Commissioner from New York City, to lead this vital agency.

The Housing and Urban Development Secretary must bring a bold, innovative, and efficient approach to the position. Mr. Donovan will reinvigorate HUD with the fresh thinking necessary to protect thousands of American homes threatened by the current financial crisis.

Thank you,

John

John D. Podesta
Co-chair
The Obama-Biden Transition Project

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Obama Letter

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Dear Terry,

Everyday, we meet with organizations that present ideas for the Transition and the incoming Obama-Biden Administration. In past transitions, meetings like this have been held behind closed doors.

Not anymore. Today, every Obama Biden Transition staff member received a memo outlining the “Seat at the Table” Transparency Policy. I’ve included a copy of it below.

The policy is pretty simple: the people and groups we’re meeting with, the subjects of the meetings, and any documents shared in the meetings will now be made available on Change.gov. Most importantly, the American public can weigh in with comments or their own materials.

This is our latest step toward a more transparent and accessible Transition. We look forward to benefitting from the many more voices that will now be a part of the decision-making process.

Thank you,

John

John D. Podesta
Co-chair
The Obama-Biden Transition Project