President Obama arrives with Rutgers President Robert Barchi
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
President Barack Obama and Education Secretary John King honor the 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes and her fellow state teachers of the year during a ceremony. He talked about the influence and importance that each classroom instructor has on the lives of their students
To my 5th grade teacher Ms. Mabel Hefty and the educators who inspire our young people every single day: Thank you. https://t.co/fz2ij8daBg
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 3rd Annual College Signing Day at the Harlem Armory in New York City. The event, co-hosted by MTV, was part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative which encourages young people to continue their education past High School
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.”)
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.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama doing the tango
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a meeting with high school students at the Centro Metropolitano de Diseño, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The First Lady talked about the importance of completing their studies, as part of her Lets Girls Learn initiative