Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights

Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights. This week, the President addressed the American people regarding the potential government shutdown, the result of which would be “800,000 federal workers and their families impacted; millions of people who are reliant on government services not getting those services -- businesses, farmers, veterans; and finally, overall impact on the economy that could end up severely hampering our recovery and our ability to put people back to work.” In addition, Vice President Biden visited the University of New Hampshire to highlight the importance of ending sexual violence on college campuses. Read about this and other events throughout the Administration below.

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Watch President Obama Address the Budget Talks: What’s at Stake & Why It’s Important to the American People

Weekly Address: Gas Prices & Energy Security

Watch Vice President Biden Talk About Ending Ending Sexual Violence: One Student on One Campus at a Time

Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and University of New
Hampshire Senior Sara Jane Bibeau deliver remarks at the University of New Hampshire, in
Durham, NH, April 4, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Read About Champions of Change: Lessons from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Have You Tried the Tax Cut Calculator Yet?

Read About Our Efforts to Reduce Oil Imports and Competing for the Jobs of the Future

Benefits of High Speed Rail Draw A Crowd

What You Missed: Open for Questions on Energy Security with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

West Wing Week: “Windmills? Call Them Wind Turbines!”

Not Your Average Facebook Invite: Join President Obama’s Town Hall @ Facebook HQ

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden greet participants during a roundtable meeting
with military spouses, veterans, and volunteers to discuss the military families initiative in the
Eisenhower Executive Office Building, April 6, 2011.
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Monique Dorsainvil is a Staff Assistant in the Office of Public Engagement focusing on the Council for Women and Girls and LGBT Outreach

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