First Lady Michelle Obama: Meet Troy

"Hello, all -- Today, I met a young man named Troy. Troy comes from New Orleans, where his family lived through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He couldn't read until he was twelve, and would regularly cut school because the other students would tease him. When he did attend, he'd shove desks, start fights -- anything to get him out of class. But then Troy saw his younger siblings start down a similar path. And he decided to make a change. He connected with his fifth-grade … [Read more...]

Let’s Move – Drink Up with More Water‏!

HAPPENING TODAY: FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA ASKING EVERYONE TO "DRINK UP" WITH MORE WATER Today, First Lady Michelle Obama will join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and actress Eva Longoria in Watertown, Wisconsin to announce PHA’s new effort – Drink Up – to encourage everyone to drink more water, an easy choice to improve health and well-being every day. The effort brings together more than a dozen organizations committed to encouraging everyone to drink more water more … [Read more...]

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...]

Save our Congo Sisters, ‘we call upon our global sisterhood to Take Action’

"We have had enough. We call upon our global sisterhood to take action. We will not be quiet until REAL Peace is upon us." ----Neema Namadamu, DRC On November 20th M23 rebels seized Goma, a major city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reigniting a war that has ravaged the region for 16 years. World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu and our community of 200 Congolese women who call themselves the Mama Shujaa ('Hero Women' in Swahili) are calling on you and women leaders at the White … [Read more...]

Kid’s State Dinner – The Whitehouse on August 20, 2012

Hello -- Tomorrow is going to be a special day at the White House, and I wanted to make sure you got a chance to be a part of it. At lunchtime, 54 kids from all over the United States will join me in the East Room for the first-ever Kids'State Dinner. Each of these young people worked with their parents to create an original lunch recipe. We asked them to design a dish that was healthy, affordable, and tasty -- and which met the nutritional guidelines set up by the U.S. Department of … [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...]

London 2012 – CANADA’S FIRST GOLD MEDAL WINNER – ROSIE MACLENNAN

The Opening Ceremony is a celebration showcasing the best of the Host Nation. It also features a parade of all competing nations and the highly anticipated entrance of the Olympic Flame, which ignites the Cauldron and signals the start of the Games. The eyes of the world will be on London for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Ceremony will provide an opportunity for the world to view the artistic expression of the Artistic Director (Danny Boyle) and his team, and … [Read more...]

White House Women’s Update: Happy Mother’s Day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012 White House Women's Update: Happy Mother's Day! Friends -- Happy Mother's Day to you and yours! Yesterday, the President released a presidential proclamation to celebrate the special role mothers play as cornerstones of our families and our communities, and on Thursday, First Lady, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a Mother's Day Tea for military families in the East Room of the White House and we hosted a Twitter Chat with the … [Read more...]

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day‏

Friday, March 16, 2012 White House Women and Girls Update:Women's History Month and International Women's Day   Friends - Last Thursday we celebrated International Women's Day, an opportunity for us to recognize the incredible achievements, passions, and dreams of women and girls across the world, and reflect on the road ahead. To mark the occasion, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the International Women of Courage Awards at the Department of State; Valerie … [Read more...]

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