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Posted byon May 22, 2015 at 1:44 PM EDT
This week, we invited a group of petition signers to join a White House call about improving community-police relations.
Posted byon May 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, the President highlighted the importance of expanding opportunity for all Americans -- a principle that has guided his work throughout the past six years.
Posted byon May 13, 2015 at 1:04 PM EDT
It's commencement season, and we pulled together five of our favorite graduation addresses from Obama administration officials.
Posted byon April 28, 2015 at 4:08 PM EDT
President Obama offers his thoughts on the death of Freddie Gray and the situation in Baltimore.
Posted byon April 16, 2015 at 9:42 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a meeting on creating opportunity for Native youth at the White House.
Posted byon April 10, 2015 at 2:48 PM EDT
Amanda Simpson -- Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, and the first openly transgender woman Presidential appointee ever -- sent this message to the White House email list. Her message explains why "conversion therapy" is so harmful to all of us, and why it was important for the White House to stand up against the practice.
Posted byon April 9, 2015 at 5:04 PM EDT
Join us for a conversation about the Administration's commitment to LGBT equality.
Posted byon April 9, 2015 at 3:17 PM EDT
Responding to recommendations in the interim report from the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, police chiefs, municipal Chief Technology Officers, and other leaders across the nation came to the White House to talk with technologists, data scientists, law enforcement thought leaders, foundations, issue experts, Presidential Innovation Fellows, nonprofits, and Administration officials.
Posted byon April 9, 2015 at 2:40 PM EDT
Assistant to the President Tina Tchen reflects on the historic steps this Administration has taken to afford greater protections for this community in just the past few months.
Posted byon April 8, 2015 at 8:42 PM EDT
As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors.