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Politics & Government

How do you get invited to hear the president speak?

Crowd waits to hear President Obama speak in Flint, Michigan.
Mark Brush
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Michigan Radio
People gather to hear President Obama speak in Flint, Michigan on May 4, 2016.

That was the question I asked Flint's Eleasha Aubrey yesterday.

We were waiting for President Obama to speak at Northwestern High School in Flint.

She had a good seat, so I asked her how she got it.

Aubrey said she usually doesn't answer anonymous phone calls, but she was glad she took this particular call. 

Listen to her explain:

Being an active citizen can have its rewards.

During his speech, President Obama told the crowd there's one office that's much more important than the office of the President - the office of "citizen."