Before taking a position as White House Director of Progressive Media and Online Response in 2011, Lee worked as Online Programs Director in the White House and in the New Media department for the Presidential Transition team doing online outreach. Prior to that he worked in online communications for the Democratic National Committee leading up to the 2008 election, served as Senior New Media Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the 110th Congress, and helped the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launch its online program from 2004-2006. Lee graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 2002.
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Jesse Lee's Posts
- May 11, 2011 at 5:50 PM EDT
The President took part in a town hall on the economy this afternoon, watch it when it airs at 8:00 AM on CBS.
- May 10, 2011 at 5:52 PM EDT
In a debate where the participants on all sides are too often portrayed as caricatures, the President sought to break through the stalemate by reminding us all that it is a debate about real people.
- May 7, 2011 at 5:30 AM EDT
Speaking from a hybrid vehicle transmission company in Indiana, the President explains how investments in a clean energy economy are the only solution to high gas prices in the long term.
- May 6, 2011 at 8:16 PM EDT
Closing out an emotional week, from the relief of the President's announcement that Osama bin Laden was dead to the somber rememberance of the victims in New York City, the President and Vice President welcome troops home from a deployment in Afghanistan and honor the military and intelligence professionals involved in the operation against bin Laden.
- May 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM EDT
Speaking at a hybrid vehicle transmission plant in Indiana, the President explains how these kinds of industries will not only help get gas prices down in the long term, they'll provide the next generation of jobs.
- May 5, 2011 at 4:12 PM EDT
The President speaks to cops and firefighters in New York City before laying a wreath at the National September 11th Memorial.
President Obama Presents Medal of Honor: "We're Reminded That We Are Fortunate to Have Americans Who Dedicate Their Lives to Protecting Ours"May 2, 2011 at 2:27 PM EDT
On a day when America is honoring those who are serving now and their tremendous accomplishments for our national security, the President recognizes two heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War decades ago.
- April 30, 2011 at 5:30 AM EDT
At a time of high gas prices and massive oil industry profits, the President renews his call to end the $4 billion-per-year subsidies for oil and gas companies and invest in clean energy.
- April 29, 2011 at 9:20 PM EDT
The new court ruling that allows the federal government’s to support stem cell research is a victory for scientists and the patients who will benefit from their work.
- April 29, 2011 at 4:52 PM EDT
Watch live beginning at 6:55 p.m. EDT as President Obama delivers the commencement address at Miami Dade College. UPDATE: This event has now concluded.