|Listen to Vice President Biden on Reducing Violence Against Women
In the Being Biden audio series, Vice President Biden tells the story behind a photo — of where he was, why it matters to him, and how the experience fits into the broader narrative of this Administration.
In this installment, the Vice President tells the story behind a photo taken with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backstage at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards. The two discussed their shared commitment to reduce violence against women — and their call for all Americans to continue to speak out on this issue.
The Golden Tennis Shoe Awards are my favorite event of the year. I get to honor ordinary citizens who have done extraordinary things to improve their communities. I get to the opportunity to spotlight the stories of these exemplary individuals and to recognize their inspiring work. This year promises to be especially exciting because we have the Second Lady, Dr. Jill Biden keynoting and helping us honor this year’s awards recipients.
Here are the luncheon details:
Noon, Monday, April 29th
At the Westin Hotel
1900 5th Avenue
I hope that you can join us at the luncheon. It will be an incredible opportunity to see the awardees and hear from Dr. Jill Biden, a lifelong educator who is also a military mom. I am so excited to welcome my friend to Seattle and would love to have your help.
50 Faces of Equality
The Senate is not known for moving quickly, but the past few days have seen a major sprint toward marriage equality among Senate Democrats and even two Republicans. With the evolution of two more senators, Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Tom Carper (D-DE), just today, there are now 50 senators who support marriage equality. With marriage equality-supporting Vice President Biden casting the tie-breaking vote, that means a majority of the Senate is now in favor of equality.
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Tell Congress to protect Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security!
Conservative lawmakers are trying to put Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act on the chopping block instead of making the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
This week Health Care for America Now (HCAN) and its partners are planning a massive push to let the deficit fearmongers know where the American people stand: Cuts to these vital programs are unacceptable, and we cannot continue to let wealthy corporations get away with paying less than their fair share of taxes.
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Choose “Support with Twitter” or “Support with Facebook” – or both! With your help, thousands of people across the country will demand that big corporations pay their fair share and that Washington not cut important programs like health care and Social Security.