Archive for January 16th, 2013

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Jan
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Chat away

President Obama walks from the Treasury building to the White House after a farewell party for Secretary Tim Geithner on January 16

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Jan
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A Letter to the President

President Obama signs executive orders on gun violence flanked by 8-year old letter writer Hinna Zeejah (L), 10-year old letter writer Taejah Goode (3rd L), 11-year old letter writer Julia Stokes and 8-year old letter writer Grant Fritz (R)

Julia and Taejah’s letters

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President Barack Obama signs letters written by Hinna Zeejah, Grant Fritz, Julia Stokes, and Teja Goode backstage in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium after unveiling new gun control proposals as part of the Administration’s response to the Newtown, Conn., shootings, and other tragedies, Jan. 16. The children wrote to President Obama in the wake of the Newtown tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety. (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama in the Connecticut Post: As a society, our first task must be to care for our children – to shield them from harm and give them the tools they need not only to pursue their dreams, but to help build this country. That is how we will be judged. And in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, it’s clear we have a long way to go.

That’s why, last month, I asked Vice President Biden to lead an effort to come up with concrete steps we can take right now to keep our kids safe, help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country. And on Wednesday, I put forward a specific set of proposals based on Joe’s recommendations. Because while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence – if even one life can be saved – we have an obligation to try.

As President, I’m committed to doing my part. That’s why I signed 23 executive actions giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals, and the public health community the tools they need to help reduce gun violence.

Read the full Op-Ed here

Thank you Zizi

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Jan
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Inaugural Schedule (January 19 – 22)

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More Inauguration information here

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Jan
13

Change

President Obama hugs children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence, (L-R) Hinna Zeejah, Taejah Goode, and Grant Fritz, after announcing the administration’s new gun law proposals in the Eisenhower Executive Office building, on January 16

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See the list of 23 Executive actions at Prospect

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Jan
13

Heads Up: President Obama unveils proposals to reduce gun violence

11:55: President Obama and V.P. Biden Unveil a Package of Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence

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