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30
Jun
16

The President’s Day In Washington And The First Lady’s Day In Madrid

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing a rescue package bill for Puerto Rico which is facing more than $70 billion in debt, in the Oval Office at the White House June 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks before signing the Freedom of Information (FOIA) Improvement Act of 2016 and the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, into law in the Oval Office of the White House on June 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing two bills, S. 2328: Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act and S. 337: FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Obama signed the bipartisan legislation that creates a financial control board to help restructure Puerto Ricos $70 billion in debt and oversee the islands finances, marking the largest federal intervention ever into the U.S. municipal bond market. Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg via Getty Images

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: U.S.President Barack Obama holds a pen before signing a rescue package bill for Puerto Rico which is facing more than $70 billion in debt, in the Oval Office at the White House June 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: U.S.President Barack Obama signs a rescue package bill for Puerto Rico which is facing more than $70 billion in debt, in the Oval Office at the White House, June 30,2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: In this handout image provided by the Spanish Royal Palace, Queen Letizia of Spain and Michelle Obama are seen at Zarzuela Palace on June 30, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Casa de Su Majestad el Rey via Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: In this handout image provided by the Spanish Royal Palace, Queen Letizia of Spain and Michelle Obama are seen at Zarzuela Palace on June 30, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Casa de Su Majestad el Rey via Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama and Queen Letizia of Spain at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain.

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: In this handout image provided by the Spanish Royal Palace, Queen Letizia of Spain and Michelle Obama are seen at Zarzuela Palace on June 30, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Casa de Su Majestad el Rey via Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: US First Lady Michelle Obama attends the presentation of "Let Girls Learn" at Matadero cultural center on June 30, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. In this initiative Michelle Obama shares the stories of girls she has met in her prior travels and highlights new commitments to support "Let Girls Learn". Mrs. Obama encourage the audience to value their own educational opportunities, continue to strive for progress for girls and young women in their country, and take action to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are out of school. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: The US President Barrack Obama' s wife Michelle Obama makes presentation of a project named "Let Girls Learn" at Matadero Education Center in Madrid, Spain on June 30, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the presentation of “Let Girls Learn” at Matadero cultural center in Madrid, Spain. In this initiative First Lady Michelle Obama shares the stories of girls she has met in her prior travels and highlights new commitments to support “Let Girls Learn”. She encouraged the audience to value their own educational opportunities, continue to strive for progress for girls and young women in their country, and take action to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are out of school

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: US First Lady Michelle Obama attends the presentation of "Let Girls Learn" at Matadero cultural center on June 30, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. In this initiative Michelle Obama shares the stories of girls she has met in her prior travels and highlights new commitments to support "Let Girls Learn". Mrs. Obama encourage the audience to value their own educational opportunities, continue to strive for progress for girls and young women in their country, and take action to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are out of school. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: The US President Barrack Obama' s wife Michelle Obama makes presentation of a project named "Let Girls Learn" at Matadero Education Center in Madrid, Spain on June 30, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama gestures as she delivers a speech presenting the "Let Girls Learn" initiative on June 29, 2016 in Madrid. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Spain by delivering a speech on the education initiative launched in March 2015 to help adolescent girls across the world access a quality education. / AFP / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: The US President Barrack Obama' s wife Michelle Obama (R) and Queen Letizia (L) of Spain make presentation of a project named "Let Girls Learn" at Matadero Education Center in Madrid, Spain on June 30, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: US First Lady Michelle Obama attends the 'Let Girls Learn' conference at Matadero de Madrid on June 30, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/WireImage)

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US first lady Michelle Obama gestures as she delivers a speech presenting the "Let Girls Learn" initiative on June 29, 2016 in Madrid. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Spain by delivering a speech on the education initiative launched in March 2015 to help adolescent girls across the world access a quality education. / AFP / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: The US President Barrack Obama' s wife Michelle Obama makes presentation of a project named "Let Girls Learn" at Matadero Education Center in Madrid, Spain on June 30, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

04
Jun
16

Early Bird Chat: The Always Inspirational First Lady Michelle Obama

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: First lady Michelle Obama is presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters by James Milliken, the chancellor for the City University of New York , while delivering the commencement speech at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College's diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College's diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as First Lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College’s diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Graduating students participate in commencement exercises at City College where First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City CollegeÕs diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Graduating student Kaspar Wittlinger holds his daughter Isabela during ceremonies for commencement exercises at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement speech, the final commencement appearance of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City CollegeÕs diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College's diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Graduating students participate in commencement exercises at City College where First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College's diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College's diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Graduating students participate in commencement exercises at City College where First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College's diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College's diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: First lady Michelle Obama is presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters by James Milliken, the chancellor for the City University of New York , while delivering the commencement speech at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City CollegeÕs diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: A graduating student holds her child as she participates in commencement exercises at City College where First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College's diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Graduating students participate in commencement exercises at City College where First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City CollegeÕs diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: First lady Michelle Obama is presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters by James Milliken, the chancellor for the City University of New York , while delivering the commencement speech at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College's diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

15
May
16

Rutgers University Welcomes President Obama

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President Obama arrives with Rutgers President Robert Barchi

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President Barack Obama speaks after receiving an honorary doctorate of laws during the 250th anniversary commencement ceremony at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the first sitting president to speak at the school’s commencement

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28
Apr
16

President Barack Obama: Don’t Give Away Your Power

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President Barack Obama speaks to student journalists at a “daily briefing.” College student journalists were participating in the first College Reporter Day, an opportunity to discuss issues of importance to college campuses with administration officials

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Hi All

I wanted to address the ?? about OFA posted on an earlier OFA thread

In 2008 and 2012 OFA was a partisan electoral group whose sole purpose was to elect Barack Obama.

Today we are a 5013C non-partisan group that CANNOT work on electoral politics. We will retain that status after the President retires and hope he will join us in our community organizing efforts. We will no longer switch off the non profit status since we no longer need to get him elected.

Having said that several OFA volunteers are working on election politics with our “hats off”. We are volunteering on local elections, presidential elections and working on ballot initiatives, but our title is “engaged citizen” not OFA volunteer.

I am working on voter registration, and participating in delegate elections this weekend. Several other volunteers in Santa Rosa are registering voters, and calling for Hillary and Bernie.

If you would like to get involved with voter registration I would suggest you contact the local Democratic party or league of Women Voters.

If you would like to work on Hillary’s campaign in CA i have that contact info – send me an email whatisworking@gmail.com

Also – remember that although the official organization of OFA is not active in election politics – many of the OFA paid staff, volunteer staff, and OFA Fellows, will join candidates staff.

Just this week Jennifer Warner – National Field Director for OFA (#2 spot at HQ) stepped down to join the Hillary campaign.

In 2014 Sonoma County had an OFA Fellow who was hired by Tom Udall’s staff and he worked in NM for both Udall and Ben Ray Lujan. Having OFA Fellow on your resume still gets you in the door for on political campaigns.

Although the superb electoral organization and strategy we saw in 2008 and 2012 is no longer a part of OFA it lives on in the staff and volunteers that elected PBO twice.

If you live outside of CA, and can’t find anyone to work with, send me a note, I can see if my contacts can get you a name.

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15
Apr
16

First Lady Michelle Obama On #BetterMakeRoom

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Seventeen: First Lady Michelle Obama Is Here to Make Going to College Way Less Stressful

Maybe you want to be a high-powered lawyer, like First Lady Michelle Obama was before she became the FLOTUS. Or maybe you want to work in the White House, like she does now, or become a scientist or a journalist or a teacher! No matter what your big dreams look like, you need a college education to take you there. That’s why Mrs. Obama launched the Better Make Room campaign, which encourages teens just like you to work hard in high school so you can shine in college. (Remember her viral music video that practically broke the Internet? Yeah, she rapped, “If you wanna fly jets, you should go to college. Reach high and cash checks? Fill your head with knowledge.”)

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In November, we asked Seventeen readers to submit essays about how you’re overcoming obstacles to secure a spot at your dream school. Two lucky winners — Gemma Busoni and Zaniya Lewis, above — won a spot on our May cover alongside Mrs. Obama, plus they were invited to the White House for a heart-to-heart about applying to college, figuring out the future, and slaying the haters who tell you no. Her advice to Gemma and Zaniya rings true for you, too.

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14
Apr
16

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama high fives a rider after signaling the start of the Wounded Warrior Ride, on the South Lawn of the White House. The ride is held to help raise awareness of our nations heroes who battle the physical and psychological damages of war

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05
Apr
16

The Obama Administration’s Day

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President Barack Obama delivers a statement on economy in the James Brady Press Briefing Room. President Obama made a statement in response to the Treasury Department announcement on corporate tax inversions that would stop companies from avoiding U.S. taxes by moving their tax base overseas

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First Lady Michelle Obama plants the White House Kitchen Garden with students. The garden which Mrs. Obama started in 2009, provides fruits and vegetables to the White House kitchen and homeless shelters

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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with combatant commanders and Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Cabinet Room of the White House

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks to University of Pittsburgh students about their role in preventing sexual assault as part of the It’s On Us campaign

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14
Jan
16

#AskPOTUS: The Baton Rouge Edition

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11
Jan
16

President Obama: Changing All Lives For The Better

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Alan Pyke: Why The Obama Administration Wants To Pay For Prisoners To Go To School

“My professor, Miss Jamie Mullaney, she cried the last day of class. And it made me cry,” Terrell Johnson said, sitting across from Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch at Maryland Correctional Institute-Jessup on Friday morning. “I’m in a place where it’s not good to cry,” said Johnson, who’s in the middle of a prison sentence for selling drugs. “But I didn’t care. I felt like this lady genuinely cares if I get this education. That made me wanna try even harder, because I don’t want to let her down.” Mullaney, the head of Goucher College’s sociology department, wasn’t there to hear Johnson recount how his coursework in the Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP) has changed him.

The Goucher program these men participate in is funded entirely through money the school has raised itself. No state or federal education dollars provide GPEP books, teachers, tutors, and work materials. The program’s costs — about $5,000 per student per year, a sliver of what it costs to incarcerate an adult for 12 months at Jessup — have come entirely from private sources who believe in what professors like Mullaney and renowned historian Jean Harvey Baker and their 70 uniformed, caged students are doing here and at a neighboring women’s facility. But under the pilot program Lynch and Duncan unveiled Friday, partnerships like GPEP will be able to apply for Pell Grant funding. “The cost-benefit of this doesn’t take a math genius to figure out,” Duncan said. “We lock folks up here, $35,000, $40,000 every single year. A Pell Grant is less than $6,000 each year.”

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13
Dec
15

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