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Posted byon April 17, 2013 at 7:02 PM EDT
President Obama speaks from the Rose Garden about today’s Senate vote on expanded background checks for gun sales.
Posted byon April 17, 2013 at 2:09 PM EDT
Dan Pfeiffer sends a message to the White House email list asking people to pledge to speak out in favor of reducing gun violence.
Posted byon April 16, 2013 at 5:12 PM EDT
Vice President Biden will host a virtual conversation with mayors around the country to discuss commonsense steps to reduce gun violence.
Posted byon April 13, 2013 at 12:28 PM EDT
President Obama sends a message to the White House email list to explain why he asked Francine Wheeler to deliver the Weekly Address.
Posted byon April 13, 2013 at 6:00 AM EDT
This week’s address is delivered by Francine Wheeler, whose six year old son, Ben, was murdered alongside nineteen other children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, four months ago. Now, Francine – joined by her husband David – is asking the American people to help prevent this type of tragedy from happening to more families like hers.
Posted byon April 12, 2013 at 5:43 PM EDT
Here’s a quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.
Posted byon April 11, 2013 at 5:35 PM EDT
President Obama calls family members of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School after the Senate voted to move a step closer toward considering legislation that will help reduce gun violence
Posted byon April 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
President Obama proposed a series of executive actions to help keep our kids and communities safe, and put forward a set of commonsense proposals for Congress to consider that can make a real difference in protecting our citizens from gun violence. But they are only going to act on them if they hear from the American people.
Posted byon April 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM EDT
Thousands of Chicago children are now living in neighborhoods where a funeral for a teenager is considered unfortunate, but not unusual; where wandering onto the wrong block or even just standing on your own front porch can mean putting yourself at risk. This needs to change.
Posted byon April 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM EDT
President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget includes a critical $205 million investment in programs to help identify mental health concerns early, improve access to mental health services and support safer school environments, and invests $30 million in tools and research that will expand our understanding of gun violence prevention, including key mental health issues.