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
- April 29, 2011 at 3:29 PM EDT
During a sobering tour of the damage in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the President gives his condolences and pledges that the federal government will stand by all of the towns rebuilding from the devastating storms this week.
- April 28, 2011 at 5:06 PM EDT
The President sends prayers, and help, to Alabama and the other Southern states hit by devastating storms as he announces new names for Defense Secretary, CIA Director, and the civilian team for Afghanistan.
- April 28, 2011 at 9:31 AM EDT
The President joins the First Lady in offering his deepest condolences and pledges continued help.
President Obama to Congress: "I Hope We Can All Agree That, Instead of Continuing to Subsidize Yesterday's Energy Sources, We Need to Invest in Tomorrow's"April 26, 2011 at 1:06 PM EDT
The President writes a letter to leaders of both parties in Congress on the subject of tax breaks for oil companies.
- April 25, 2011 at 4:06 PM EDT
The White House Photo Office releases their latest batch of behind-the-scenes photos, this time following the President from town halls across the country to the Situation Room to a moment alone reading on the patio outside the Oval Office.
- April 23, 2011 at 5:30 AM EDT
The President lays out his plans to address rising gas prices over the short and the long term, from a new task force to root out fraud and manipulation in the oil markets to investments in a clean energy economy.
- April 21, 2011 at 5:55 PM EDT
In his third of three town halls this week on getting our deficits under control through responsibility for shared prosperity, the President spoke at ElectraTherm in Reno, Nevada, a small renewable energy company.
- April 21, 2011 at 11:11 AM EDT
The President takes questions from the live audience and online about his plan for shared prosperity through shared responsibility.
President Obama in Virginia on Our Fiscal Future: "We Are Going to Have to Ask Everybody to Sacrifice"April 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT
The President takes questions on his plan to get our fiscal house in order while maintaining key investments, keeping our commitments to America's seniors, and ensuring the burden is shared by the wealthy, not just foisted on the middle class.
The President at Easter Breakfast: "Our Thoughts and Prayers are With All the Families" in North CarolinaApril 19, 2011 at 10:07 AM EDT
The President offers his condolences and assurances of federal help to North Carolina in the wake of the storms that ravaged the state over the weekend.