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Posted byon October 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM EDT
Officials from the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services welcome a diverse group of federal officials, non-profit workers, faith leaders, school administrators, researchers, and child welfare advocates to the White House, to announce a series of steps aimed at providing stronger support to help children with incarcerated parents succeed, and overcome the unique obstacles they often face.
Posted byon August 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM EDT
On this Women’s Equality Day, we should all pay homage to the trailblazers who fought for our suffrage and made a more just and prosperous future possible for all Americans. In the years ahead, President Obama and his Administration will continue doing all we can to ensure that women and girls have every opportunity to reach their greatest potential.
Posted byon August 21, 2014 at 6:01 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder travels to Missouri to review the Justice Department's independent investigation into the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Posted byon August 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM EDT
In a St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder pledges to conduct a full, fair, and independent investigation into the death of Michael Brown.
Posted byon August 18, 2014 at 7:56 PM EDT
This afternoon at the White House, President Obama delivered a statement on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri — two issues he has been following closely each day.
Posted byon July 25, 2014 at 5:28 PM EDT
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President took to Tumblr to answer some of your questions on the President's newest Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Join a Tumblr Q&A on the President's New Executive Order to Protect LGBT Workers & Expanding Opportunity for the LGBT CommunityPosted byon July 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM EDT
On Friday, you're invited to join a conversation on the new Executive Order and steps the Administration has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community.
Posted byon July 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM EDT
President Obama signs an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Order also ensures that federal employees – who are already protected on the basis of sexual orientation – will now formally be protected from discrimination based on gender identity as well.
Posted byon July 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM EDT
President Obama signs an executive order extending workplace protections to LGBT employees of federal contractors and of the federal government.
Posted byon July 21, 2014 at 3:07 PM EDT
President Obama signs an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.