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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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)
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