|Your Daily Snapshot for Friday, March 15, 2013|
This week, the President visited his old neighborhood in Chicago, conferred one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, met with the president of Italy, and continued to urge Republicans to close tax loopholes for the wealthy to prevent dangerous across-the-board budget cuts that are slated to take effect on March 1st.
In Case You Missed It
Here are some of the top stories from the White House blog:
A Balanced Plan to Avert the Sequester and Reduce the Deficit
President Obama has already reduced the deficit by over $2.5 trillion, cutting spending by over $1.4 trillion, bringing domestic discretionary spending to its lowest level as a share of the economy since the Eisenhower era.
Don’t Miss Out! Tickets Lottery for the 2013 Easter Egg Roll Opens Today
Enter today for a chance to join President Obama and the First Family on the South Lawn for a day of singing, dancing and egg rolling.
Big Bird Visits the White House
To celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Sesame Workshop teamed up to create PSAs that lets kids know how easy it can be to eat healthy and stay active. Check them out!
When we launched the campaign in April 2011, I hoped to be able to send something like this.
Enjoy this compilation of some of our finest moments together:
I can’t wait to see how much more we will accomplish. Our next chapter is just beginning, and President Obama is counting on us to help finish what we started.
Thank you for an amazing 2012 — and have a very happy new year.
Obama for America
With the encouragement and support of friends like you I founded the Black Institute, a think tank that takes action, purposed to shape intellectual discourse and dialogue and impact public policy uniquely from a black perspective in the US and throughout the Diaspora.
I am pleased to share that 2012 has proven to be just that – a year of action, filled with exciting campaigns and movements that have brought about change in our communities and cities, and have put our brothers and sisters at the forefront of issues such as immigration, worker rights, consumer rights, and voter suppression.
The contributions that we received from you and other generous supporters have made an incredible difference in our efforts to:
- Create and implement our first research, data, and training projects
- Assist in leading the Walmart Free NYC Coalition in its victory to keep Walmart out of East New York
- Stand in solidarity with local unions, elected officials, and community groups to demand fair labor practices for Cablevision workers and fair consumer practices for Verizon and Cablevision consumers
- Elevate the profile of Black immigrants by organizing recruited Caribbean professionals and their aged-out children, launching a campaign for these Caribbean Dreamers, and publishing a report on this topic
- Organize a clergy social justice network that has been instrumental in the support and advocacy of low wage workers and the movement for low wage workers rights that is now taking this country by storm
- Start our Adopt A Dreamer Sponsorship Program
Though we have accomplished much in 2012 there is still much more to do. The generous gift that you give today will make it possible for us to continue our work to shed light on the various issues that plague our Black communities, and to help empower our men, women and children to speak out against maltreatment, injustice, ineffective government, poor public policy, and inadequate and inefficient social service programs.
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whitehouse has uploaded West Wing Week: 11/16/12 or “That’s Who We Are”.
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President invited fourteen middle-class Americans to stand with him as he spoke on next steps for our continued economic recovery, honored Veteran’s Day with veterans, service members and their families at Arlington National Cemetery, held a news conference in the East Room and traveled to New York to continue to work on recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the White House and The Treasury hosted events highlighting innovative apps, we travel with Dr. Biden to events in Washington and Virginia and the White House Blue Room Christmas tree is selected in North Carolina. That’s September 28th to October 5th or “Operation Educate the Educators”.
West Wing Week: 09/07/12 or “Engage!”
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President visited Fort Bliss two years after he marked the end of major combat operations in Iraq and visited with victims of Hurricane Isaac. Meanwhile, the White House released its top secret beer recipe and the new White House app, and “We the People” got its three millionth signature. That’s August 31st to September 6th or, “Engage!”More