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Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST
The Third U.S. National Climate Assessment confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the United States and key sectors of the national economy.
Posted byon May 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM EST
This week, we launched a new website to help end sexual assault violence; the First Lady traveled to Texas to encourage students to reach higher by completing their education; Team USA walked in the Let's Move! Olympics Opening Ceremony; and more. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.
Posted byon April 25, 2014 at 5:15 PM EST
This week, more than 30,000 guests stopped by the South Lawn for the 136th White House Easter Egg Roll; the President traveled to Japan and Korea for his fifth trip to Asia during his time in office; the First Lady and Dr. Biden announced that over half a million veterans and military spouses have been hired through Joining Forces; and more. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.
Posted byon April 18, 2014 at 5:01 PM EST
This week, the President observed a moment of silence and announced that 8 million Americans have now signed up for private health insurance through the Marketplace; the Vice President joined the President to cheer on the Soldier Ride, and signed up for Instagram and took his first selfie; and more. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.
Posted byon April 11, 2014 at 5:21 PM EST
This week, the President honored soldiers who lost their lives last week at Fort Hood, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and picked up his pen to take action toward ensuring equal pay. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.
Posted byon April 9, 2014 at 4:13 PM EST
If enacted, the latest House Republican Budget would slow the economy, harm seniors and those most in need, and raise taxes on middle-class families with children in order to cut taxes for millionaire households.
Posted byon April 8, 2014 at 7:50 AM EST
Teresa A. Crawford, BA and RN, is retired from a career in health care that spanned more than forty years of service in diverse settings, including a refugee camp in southeast Asia, a rural hospital, an urban trauma center and many critical care units. Currently, Ms. Crawford is the Organizing for Action Nevada State Lead for Gun Violence Prevention and sits on the board of ProgressNow Nevada with special emphasis on organizing in support of legislation that addresses gun violence and media outreach on the toll of gun violence in Nevada and nationally.
Posted byon April 8, 2014 at 7:43 AM EST
Sarah Clements founded and serves as Chairwoman for the Jr. Newtown Action Alliance (Jr. NAA). She is a senior at Newtown High School in Newtown, CT. On December 14, 2012 her mother survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. After the shooting, Sarah began using gun violence prevention advocacy to transform her painful experience into positive action. Jr. NAA is the student branch of the Newtown Action Alliance, and the group focuses on educating, empowering, and collaborating with other Millennials to address gun violence in every type of community, through legislative action, cultural change, and bridge building.
Posted byon April 8, 2014 at 6:52 AM EST
Pam Simon served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords following a career of two decades teaching middle and high school. On January 8, 2011, while staffing the Congresswoman at a Congress on Your Corner event at a local grocery store, Pam was shot in the arm and the chest. Twelve others including the congresswoman were wounded and six people died on that day. Upon retiring from the congressional office, Pam helped launch the Mayors Against Illegal Guns' Demand a Plan initiative that asked the presidential candidates to offer a plan to reduce gun violence.
Posted byon April 8, 2014 at 6:42 AM EST
Nosheen Hydari, AMFT, is a crisis therapist for the Emergency Services On-Call team at Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4). C4 is a leading community mental health agency in Illinois, providing a comprehensive range of mental health services, crisis intervention and substance use treatment to more than 10,000 low-income children, adults, and families each year. In her role at C4, Nosheen provides crisis assessments for hundreds of children and adults in severe psychiatric distress, many of whom are victims and/or perpetrators of violent acts.