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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.
Jesse Lee's Posts
- March 26, 2011 at 5:30 AM EDT
The President says that thanks to our men and women in uniform, the military mission in Libya is succeeding even as responsibility is transferred to our NATO allies and partners.
- March 22, 2011 at 8:38 PM EDT
At the United Nations Human Rights Council, some 85 countries join the United States in reaffirming our joint commitment to end acts of violence and human rights abuses on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
- March 22, 2011 at 8:11 PM EDT
Answering questions during a joint press conference with President Funes of El Salvador, the President gives an update on the latest developments in Libya.
- March 22, 2011 at 12:23 PM EDT
The President lays out his vision for strengthened relationships in our hemisphere in Santiago, Chile.
- March 22, 2011 at 9:46 AM EDT
The President honors Trudy Givens, the Bureau of Prisons employee whose idea to send the Federal Register online won the SAVE Award.
- March 21, 2011 at 5:47 PM EDT
During a joint press conference with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, the President once again emphasizes that the U.S. military involvement in Libya is limited to the grave and urgent humanitarian threat posed by Colonel Qaddafi to his people, and that the involvement will soon be led by our broad coalition of partners
- March 21, 2011 at 3:05 PM EDT
President Obama speaks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil about the common economic goals of Brazil and the United States, and about our goal to protect the human rights of the people of Libya.
- March 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM EDT
As the President maintains his focus on international crises in Japan and Libya, he discusses his trip to Latin America to open up markets for US products.
- March 18, 2011 at 4:58 PM EDT
President Obama updates the American people on the situation in Libya.
- March 17, 2011 at 4:34 PM EDT
Having just returned from the Japanese Embassy where he wrote a message in a condolence book for victims, the President speaks at the White House on the tragic events in Japan.
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