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  • Weekly Wrap Up: POTUS Honors Fallen Soldiers, Civil Rights Leaders, and More

    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.


  • West Wing Week 4/11/14 or, “Love Never Ends”

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond.


  • Joining Forces Third Anniversary

    Three years ago, the two of us started our Joining Forces initiative. We wanted to show our appreciation for the incredible families across America who do so much for our country. And we wanted to show our support not just with words, but with real, concrete action.


  • Honoring President Lyndon Baines Johnson on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    Fifty years after President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, President Obama speaks at the LBJ Presidential Library to honor the work and legacy of our nation’s 36th president.


  • President Obama Speaks at Fort Hood Memorial Service

    President Obama shares his condolences after last week's tragic shooting at Fort Hood, where Sergeant first Class Daniel Ferguson, Staff Sergeant Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez, and Sergeant Timothy Owens lost their lives


  • President Obama at Fort Hood: "It Is Love, Tested by Tragedy, That Brings Us Together Again."

    The President and First Lady travel to Killeen, Texas to attend a memorial ceremony at the Fort Hood Military Base, remembering those who lost their lives in last week's tragic shooting at the base.


  • A State-by-State Breakdown of the Damage That Would Be Caused by the House Republican Budget

    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.


  • Grassroots Collaboration Overcomes Gun Violence

    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.


  • Young Americans Building Bridges to Eradicate Gun Violence

    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.


  • Voice for Change

    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.


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