White House Council on Women & Girls, May 2013

White House Council on Women & Girls White House Women’s Update: An Investment in Our Nation’s Future Friends, Last week, President Obama spoke about the ways the Affordable Care Act is positively impacting the health and lives of women and their families. You can read more about the President’s commitment to health care for women in his 2013 proclamation for National Women’s Health Week. Over the weekend, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the Commencement Address at … [Read more...]

The Whitehouse Women’s Update: A New Day for Women!‏

Women’s Update: A New Day for Women!   Greetings All - We hope this message finds you well. There’s a lot going on in the world of Council of Women and Girls this week, but first we wanted to make sure you had a chance to see the President’s statement on the shooting in Wisconsin. You can find it below. Last week, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, women took another step forward in taking control of our health. As Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House … [Read more...]

WORLD AIDS DAY 2011 – The Beginning of the End of AIDS‏

December 1, 2011 The Beginning of the End of AIDSToday is World AIDS Day, and President Obama is marking the occasion by speaking at "The Beginning of the End of AIDS," an event hosted by the ONE Campaign and (RED) at George Washington University. Find out more and watch live. Have questions about the global AIDS epidemic and what the Administration is doing to bring it to an end? Today at 2:30 p.m. EST, Gayle Smith, Senior Director for Development and Democracy at the White … [Read more...]

Council on Women & Girls: A Global Focus

Friday, September 23, 2011 Weekly Women's Update Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! President Obama has been traveling the country and talking about his plan to create jobs and strengthen our economy. On Thursday, the President spoke in front of the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati,Ohio about the urgent need to fix America's infrastructure. The American Jobs Act includes a $50 billion investment in much needed infrastructure enhancements … [Read more...]

Let's Move! Celerating 'Childcare'!

Week of June 16, 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama talks with children at the CentroNia Childcare Center in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) THIS WEEK Happy Summer! Ok, I know it’s not the 21st yet, but we are almost there. And the hot summer-like weather isn’t slowing us down – we’re always busy at Let’s Move! Last week we announced the Let’s Move! Childcare Checklist. It’s a tool for parents and … [Read more...]

Let'sMove Initiative – April 28th

APRIL 28, 2011 More than 30 Native Youth from across the country came to the Nation’s Capitol to plant vegetable seeds that are indigenous to North America. (USDA Photo by Lance Cheung) THIS WEEK Greetings from Let’s Move! The First Lady always says that everyone has a role to play in solving the epidemic of childhood obesity. This past week illustrated the many ways different sectors of society are stepping up. Last Sunday, the NBA released a PSA with the First Lady encouraging kids to be … [Read more...]

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