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
- March 1, 2011 at 12:30 PM EDT
During a press briefing, UN Ambassador Susan Rice speaks on President Obama's meeting with Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, on issues ranging from the situation in Lybia to the violence in Côte d’Ivoire.
President Obama to America's Governors: "The Flexibility That You Need to Find Your Own Innovative Ways Forward"February 28, 2011 at 5:19 PM EDT
The President & Vice President address America's Governors, touching on topics ranging from the health care law to rebuilding America's infrastructure.
- February 26, 2011 at 6:30 AM EDT
The President discusses his recent travels and the examples he’s seen of how America can win the future. He urges Congress to heed these examples in the coming budget debate and to tighten our belts without eliminating investments in innovation, education and infrastructure.
President Obama on Libya: "These Sanctions Therefore Target the Qaddafi Government, While Protecting the Assets that Belong to the People of Libya"February 25, 2011 at 9:37 PM EDT
The President signs an Executive Order regarding blocking property and prohibiting transactions related to Libya and issues a statement on those sanctions.
The President & His Council on Jobs and Competitiveness: "My Main Purpose Here Today at This First Meeting I Think is To Listen"February 24, 2011 at 4:52 PM EDT
Chaired by Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman of GE, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness meets for the first time, with the President explaining his vision the Council's work.
- February 23, 2011 at 6:36 PM EDT
The President says the violence in Libya is "outrageous" and "unacceptable," and that his Administration is looking at the "full range of options we have to respond to this crisis."
- February 22, 2011 at 4:26 PM EDT
The President joins some of his top economic advisors in Cleveland for a "Winning the Future" Forum on Small Business and stops by an online session with CEA Chairman Austan Goolsbee to take a couple questions.
- February 19, 2011 at 6:30 AM EDT
The President speaks from the Intel campus in Oregon about educating our kids for the jobs of tomorrow so we can make sure America wins the future.
- February 18, 2011 at 12:02 PM EDT
After touring the Intel campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, the President will speak on the importance of out-educating our competitors in order to win the future.
- February 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM EDT
As he said in his State of the Union, education is a key pillar of winning the future for America. Read about President Obama's meeting with a bipartisan group of legislators to discuss education reform efforts.