Ezra Mechaber is Deputy Director of Email and Petitions in the White House Office of Digital Strategy, where he works on the email program and We the People petitions platform. Prior to joining the White House in 2011, Ezra worked for a Cambridge, MA based web startup. A native of Sherborn, Massachusetts, he graduated from University of Rochester with a B.A. in political science and religion.
Vice President Biden's Chief of Staff Bruce Reed sat down with us to give us a quick update on the work the President and Vice President have been doing since the President released his plan to reduce gun violence.
This evening the President spoke at an interfaith vigil for families of the victims, and all families from Sandy Hook Elementary School. He offered the love and prayers of a nation grieving alongside Newtown.
Senior Advisor to the President David Plouffe just sent a message to the White House email list, asking people to continue to speak out about extending tax cuts for the middle class. If you didn't get the email, be sure to sign up.
The White House is always looking for new ways to help Americans engage with President Obama and his administration, so we're excited to launch our official presence on SoundCloud - a social platform devoted to sharing sounds, including recorded speeches and music.
On August 17th, we held a Google+ Hangout to highlight the difference AmeriCorps, a national service opportunity that has logged more than 1 billion hours of service since 1994, is making in communities across the country.
In case you still have questions about how the President’s proposal works, we asked Jim Parrott, Senior Advisor for Housing at the National Economic Council, to go “on the clock” and explain the proposal in sixty seconds (or less)
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
A quick look at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.
This week we bring you Mailbag Day, Summer Edition 2011 where we respond to some of your emails and letters. Also this week, the President addresses the situation in Libya, monitors Hurricane Irene, and Vice President Biden travels to Asia to re-emphasize our strong economic and diplomatic ties to Asian nations.
President Obama welcomed 2011 Super Bowl champs, the Green Bay Packers, to the White House. This event continued the tradition of recognizing sports champions for their achievements, both on the field and in their communities.