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Council on Women and Girls Highlights

Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! If you have friends or family who would like to support the efforts of the Council on Women and Girls, please visit our website and share this link with others on Facebook and Twitter.

Last week was an extremely busy week here at The White House and around the country. One week after his speech to a joint session of Congress announcing the American Jobs Act, the President has sent this bill to Capitol Hill and has been traveling the country talking to Americans about what this would mean for job creation, if passed. In this week’s newsletter, you’ll find a number of tools that we hope you find helpful:

  • Fact Sheets on the American Jobs Act;
  • Invitations to Conference Calls specifically focused on women;
  • 17th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act - A powerful Video from Vice President Biden;
  • and Remember to update your contact information if you haven’t already!

In Addition

Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the Council on Women & Girls, Valerie Jarrett, and CWG Executive Director, Tina Tchen, and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, participated in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Women and the Economy Summit,” this week in San Francisco. Check out an empowering video from Sec. Clinton's speech, as well as a new post from Valerie Jarrett. Thank you so much for the great work you do in your communities around the country.

Fact Sheets

American Jobs Act Fact Sheets– You can find specific information on the American Jobs Act here as well as specific information regarding Women, Non-profit organizations, and State-specific information.

This Coming Week

Specific Conference Calls for Women –In addition to the online office hours that the White House has been holding online through Facebook, and Twitter, we will also begin hosting a series of conference calls specifically for women with senior members of the Administration. Please bear in mind - this is just the first batch. This coming week, we have the following calls scheduled. You will need to RSVP to the link below in order to receive the dial-in information:

  • African-American Women, Employment and the American Jobs Act:
    Monday, September 19th– 4PM Eastern Time o RSVP to CWG with Subject: African American Women, Employment, and the American Jobs Act
  • Women-Veterans, Employment and the American Jobs Act: 
    Thursday, Septermber 22nd at 12PM Eastern Time o RSVP to CWG with Subject: Women-Veterans, Employment and the American Jobs Act
  • Women and Non-Traditional Jobs in Transportation – A Call with Department of Transportation Leaders:
    Thursday, September 22nd at 4PM Eastern Time o RSVP to CWG with Subject: Women and Non-Traditional Jobs in Transportation

 

More Highlights

17 Years After Violence Against Women Act:Vice President Calls on New Generation to Take Action

The Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Women and the American Jobs Act

Justice Department Announces $2.7 Million in Grants for Six Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Projects

First Lady Michelle Obama: "Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice"

First Lady Michelle Obama's Message to Teens: Work Hard and Believe in Yourself

Affordable Care Act in Action: Fewer Uninsured Young Adults in America

The President's Plan for the Economy and Education

Be Part of the Joining Forces Community Challenge 
 

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Avra Siegel is the Deputy Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls.

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