From: Michael Shear [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 04:50 PM
To: Velz, Peter
Subject: In town travel pool report #2 - arrival at ritz
POTUS arrived at the Ritz at 4:38 pm eastern after a short and uneventful motorcade. Your pool was led into a small ballroom with a podium in front of a blue velvet curtain and six American flags. There are two large screens with the following words: "Organizing for Action Spring Summit"
The first set of remarks are open press. Look for remarks from the WH later tonight.
(Another set of remarks at a dinner following this will be pool only and I will be pooling that)
Here is some background from OFA on the people who are introducing POTUS at the events:
Jose Del Rio is from California and was a Spring 2014 OFA fellow. He graduated in 2013 from UC Irvine, and plans to attend law school in the near future. He is currently a National Lead working on OFA’s Fulfilling the Promise initiative, OFA’s effort to reach and enfranchise low-income communities. The son of immigrants, he is especially committed to advocating for comprehensive immigration reform and enfranchising underrepresented communities.
Jennifer Contreras is from Nogales, Arizona, and currently attends the University of Arizona. She was an Economics major as a freshman, but switched to Political Science after getting involved with OFA and plans to launch a career in the progressive movement when she graduates. Her first involvement was as a Spring 2014 Fellow, and she is now assisting with bilingual organizing work during the Spring 2015 Fellowship.
Michael D. Shear
White House Correspondent
The New York Times