The Word From BarackObama.Com And Organizing For Action


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

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These cuts are not smart

 

By Alex on February 19, 2013

 

 

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President Obama is urging Congress to avoid self-imposed, brutal spending cuts before March 1st and focus on making America a magnet for good, middle-class jobs. Share this graphic so your friends know what’s at stake.

 

 

 

 

They deserve a vote

 

By Alex on February 14, 2013

 

 

Find out how you can help make sure that Congress acts to reduce gun violence and protect our kids

 

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Reducing gun violence and protecting our kids

 

By Alex on February 12, 2013

 

 

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(Audio) Stephanie Cutter on gun violence prevention

 

 

 

 

 

Organizing for Action

 

Statement of Purpose

Organizing for Action is a nonprofit organization established to support President Obama in achieving enactment of the national agenda Americans voted for on Election Day 2012. OFA will advocate for these policies throughout the country and will mobilize citizens of all parties and diverse points to speak out for speedy passage and effective implementation of this program, including gun control, sensible environmental policies to address climate change and immigration reform. In addition, OFA will encourage the formation of chapters that will be dedicated at the grassroots level to this program, but also committed to identifying and working progressive change on a range of issues at the state and local level. In carrying its work, OFA will operate as a “social welfare” organization within the meaning of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

 

 

Vice President Biden Honors Public Safety Officers with Medal of Valor

 

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By   Colleen Curtis  February 20, 2013  The White House Blog

 

 

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Vice President Joe Biden congratulates Officer Reeshemah Taylor of the Osceola County Corrections Department after presenting her with the Medal of Valor, during a Medal of Valor ceremony with Attorney General Eric Holder, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House, Feb., 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann

 

 

Vice President Joe Biden today recognized 18 public safety officers for exhibiting exceptional courage in a Medal of Valor ceremony at the White House. The Medal of Valor is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer, and it is bestowed on those whose heroic actions were above and beyond the call of duty.

 

The Vice President, who was joined by Attorney General Eric Holder, highlighted the bravery of the men and women who were being honored, and paid tribute to the spouses of the recipients who had lost their lives in the line of duty. He also talked about the special qualities that are unique to those who put themselves in danger to save others:

My association with firefighters and police has been… the essence of my public life. And as many of these things that I do, I still grapple with what makes you do what you do? I’m just thankful that you do.

You can’t explain it, but you know it when you see it. I see it in the shield over someone’s heart. I see it in the men and women who are sitting here before us today…Thank God for you. You’re from different backgrounds, but you’re the glue that literally binds communities together at times of stress. You’re that face that shows up for a woman on the second floor of a burning building just when she thinks it’s all over for her… The amazing thing about all of you is that the very things you do when you’re on duty to save people’s lives, you do when you’re off duty. There’s no separation.

 

 

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Vice President Joe Biden puts on a bracelet given to him by Paige Baitinger, wife of Medal of Valor Recipient Thomas Baitinger of the St. Petersburg Police Department, during a Medal of Valor ceremony with Attorney General Eric Holder, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House, Feb., 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

 

 

 

 

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7 Responses

  1. I know how you feel, totsymae, these manufactured crises are getting so old…. but this was meant to be so bad that it would spur the Congress into action, and instead the Republicans are embracing it! We need to act while we still can, and prevent the kind of austerity cuts that have got the people of Greece rioting in the streets today.

    Meanwhile, we have the example of Ecuador, that taxed the bankers and invested in their future, when the downturn hit, and so of course Ecuador is now enjoying renewed prosperity….. we KNOW what WORKS, we just have to stick to our guns! One more SPRINT to next Friday, when the sequester (austerity cuts) are set to take effect.

    Here we go again!

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  2. Oh, Lord. I’m so tired of the dissention within our government. This is draining.

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