JOIN Dr. Jill Biden Online FREE, January 9, 11:00 a.m

Dear friends, Happy New Year! As part of our healthy start to 2015, we would like to invite you to a very special call. Join Dr. Jill Biden for a conference call on Friday, January 9, at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the benefits available to women through the Affordable Care Act. In light of the Women's Week of Action this week, Dr. Biden will also highlight the important work that organizations are doing to reach women and moms during this open enrollment period. Jill Biden, wife of … [Read more...]

Another Step Forward in the Fight against Human Trafficking

In September 2012 at the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama made a commitment to step up our fight against the evils of human trafficking and pledged to “do even more to help victims recover and rebuild their lives.” Today, as part of the Administration’s ongoing efforts to carry out that pledge, and in recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the White House released the first-ever Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human … [Read more...]

The Whitehouse, A moving tribute to a legendary figure

Nelson Mandela's struggle against South African apartheid inspired millions. And his great call for justice and equality continues to resonate around the world, as new generations of young people pursue the ideals he embraced. On December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, President Obama paid tribute to a hero and a leader -- and spoke about the path that's still ahead. President Obama delivers remarks at a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. … [Read more...]

Obamacare‏, Three quick things you should know!

Hi all -- In the past few days, we've received three really interesting new pieces of information about the health care law, and we wanted to share these data points with you so that you get a big picture of how things are changing for the better as the law gets implemented. First, the Affordable Care Act is helping to make sure that insurance companies and providers have to compete for your business by creating a Health Insurance Marketplace that offers people more choice and control … [Read more...]

The Whitehouse, ‘The most powerful moment you’ll watch today!’

"We Have Not Forgotten" This morning, President Obama talked about the tragedy in Newtown, which happened 104 days ago, and brought a room to silence with a simple point: "The entire country was shocked," he said. "And the entire country pledged we would do something about it and that this time would be different. Shame on us if we've forgotten. I haven't forgotten those kids. Shame on us if we've forgotten." He was in the East Room, standing with a group of mothers who … [Read more...]

Maria Eitel – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of Maria Eitel, president and CEO of the Nike Foundation, discusses how to increase the economic opportunities for adolescent girls and young women during the Adolescent Girls Initiative in Washington DC in 2010.  Maria Eitel may be at the helm of a multi-million dollar corporation, but she's also a woman passionate about changing conditions for girls and women in developing countries. She's putting the needs of disadvantaged … [Read more...]

FEB 25, Whitehouse Discussion, LIVE @ #MinorityHealth

Monday, February 25, 2013 the White House will hold a Townhall discussion, “Looking Ahead to 2014: How the Affordable Care Act Benefits the African American Community.” The event will begin at 9:00 am with opening remarks, followed by two panel discussions and one break out session. It will be 'livestreamed' on www.whitehouse.gov/live and www.hhs.gov/live. The Townhall will be an interactive, open dialogue between administration officials, the media, and stakeholders. They will discuss … [Read more...]

WHITE HO– USE OFFICE HOURS: WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

Last year, on World AIDS Day, President Obama announced ambitious new targets in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, and on the domestic front focused on investment to support the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy to fight the epidemic here at home. In the President’s speech that day he said: “we are going to win this fight. But the fight is not over…” One year later, the President’s commitments have translated into real measurable progress. Internationally, we’ve seen that … [Read more...]

Women’s Update: Continuing to Grow the American Economy

We hope this message finds you well. On November 9th, President Obama laid out his plan to continue to grow the American economy: "I’m committed to solving our fiscal challenges," he said. "But I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced. I am not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me, making over $250,000, aren’t asked to pay a dime more in taxes. I'm not going to do that." To reduce the deficit and grow … [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...]

Women’s FREE Health Services, Kathleen Sebelius, Annic Jobin, August 1 @ 1:30PM {EST}

Taking Your Questions on Preventative Care   Starting August 1st, and for the first time ever, women will have access to potentially life-saving preventive care free of charge. Thanks to the health care law, services including well-woman visits, gestational diabetes screening, breastfeeding support and supplies, contraception, domestic violence screening, and more will be covered without cost sharing in new health plans starting August 2012 -- giving women more control over their own … [Read more...]

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