By Jueseppi B.
If you didn’t do your job, you’d be fired.
Right now, House Republicans are refusing to even vote on the sequester. If they do nothing, a meat-cleaver will chop away, almost indiscriminately, at essential domestic programs and make life even harder for millions of Americans.
We can’t let that happen.
Join President Obama: Tell Republicans to do their jobs and stop the sequester.
If we go over the sequester cliff on March 1st, two million jobs could be lost — including law enforcement, first responders and teachers. Essential programs for pregnant women, children and domestic abuse victims could shut their doors. And the economy could be thrown back into a recession.
President Obama made it clear: “This is not an abstraction — people will lose their jobs.”
Join the DCCC, Democratic Governors, and proud Democrats all across the country calling out Boehner and Cantor before the sequester deadline:
In Case You Missed It
Here’s a quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov:
Sequester Looming: On Tuesday, with just days left until a set of deep, across-the-board budget cuts are set to take effect, President Obama discussed what’s at stake for our country’s economy, security and future and pushed lawmakers to work out a deal for the American people.
“So these cuts are not smart. They are not fair. They will hurt our economy. They will add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rolls,” said President Obama, as emergency respondents stood behind him. “This is not an abstraction — people will lose their jobs. The unemployment rate might tick up again.”
Giving Every Child a Chance: Last Friday, President Obama headed home to Chicago to promote his proposals from the State of the Union address and emphasized the importance of protecting our children from gun violence, illustrating the importance of family in our communities.
“And so that means that this is not just a gun issue. It’s also an issue of the kinds of communities that we’re building. And for that, we all share a responsibility, as citizens, to fix it.”
President Obama wants to create “ladders of opportunity” for Americans who are “working to build a strong, middle-class life for themselves.” In order for millions to work their way up, they must have the right skills and good-paying jobs. The President presented pathways to get there in his State of Union address, which include high-quality preschool for every child, raising the minimum wage and sparking American manufacturing.
Medal of Valor: On Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder paid tribute to 18 remarkable individuals who have displayed exceptional courage, while risking their own lives, in order to protect fellow citizens. Recipients traveled to the White House for the Medal of Valor ceremony, which marks the highest national award for valor a public safety officer can receive. Watch the full ceremony here and learn more about the 18 heroes here.
“I love Big Bird”: Celebrating Let’s Move!’s third anniversary, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed a special guest to the White House: Big Bird. The pair headed to the kitchen and hung out in the East Room to talk about fun ways to exercise and the ease of finding delicious fruits and vegetables. The First Lady started the Let’s Move! initiative in February of 2010 to start “solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.”
Easter Egg Roll Lottery: On Thursday, the lottery officially opened for the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. More than 35,000 people are expected to join the First Family and activities will include games, dancing and singing. This year’s theme is “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You” — a reflection of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign. Watch highlights from previous White House Easter Egg Rolls and learn more about the event here.
Enter the free lottery and give yourself a shot at joining the First Family on the South Lawn this Easter.
First Lady Michelle Obama Visits The Jimmy Fallon Show
Just in case you missed the funniest and most entertaining Jimmy Fallon Show ever…….
From The Slate:
First Lady Michelle Obama went on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday and showed off her dancing skills. Appearing on the show to promote her fitness initiative “Let’s Move,” the first lady demonstrated an uncanny ability to make the lamest dance moves look cool. Jimmy Fallon put on a soccer-mom wig and danced alongside Obama to “the sprinkler,” “go shopping, get groceries,” “raise the roof,” and “happy snapper,” to name a few.
In her first appearance on the NBC show, Obama joked she was considering a career in television. Fallon asked the first lady what her plans were for 2016, and urged her to consider running alongside Hillary Clinton. “I’ve said it here first—Dream Team, Michelle and Hillary ’16. What do you think?” Fallon asked, according to the Associated Press. “You know, I have my eye actually on another job,” the first lady replied. “And I hear that when Jay Leno retires that The Tonight Show position is going to open and I’m thinking about putting my hat in the ring.”
Evolution Of Mom Dancing (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Michelle Obama)
Published on Feb 22, 2013
In honor of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign, and to encourage parents everywhere to get up and get moving with their kids, Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama present the “Evolution of Mom Dancing.
First Lady Michelle Obama on Dancing, TV
Published on Feb 22, 2013
Jimmy asks the First Lady about her husband’s dancing skills and what’s on the TV in the White House.
First Lady Michelle Obama on Her Hair and Twitter
Published on Feb 23, 2013
Jimmy asks the First Lady about her new hair look and her Twitter account, and Jimmy recalls his last trip to the White House.
First Lady Michelle Obama on Her Firsts
Published on Feb 23, 2013
Jimmy asks the First Lady who her first crush was and other firsts in her life.
First Lady Michelle Obama on Let’s Move
Published on Feb 23, 2013
Jimmy asks First Lady Michelle Obama about her Let’s Move initiative and he offers up some suggestions for White House improvements.
The First Lady Introduces Let’s Move
Uploaded on Feb 9, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama introduces a new nationwide campaign to combat childhood obesity, “Let’s Move.” Learn more at http://www.LetsMove.gov.
First Lady Michelle Obama on Leadership & Mentoring in Detroit
Uploaded on May 27, 2010
The First Lady takes the White House youth leadership and mentoring effort on the road to Detroit, Michigan.
First lady Michelle Obama and host Dr. Mehmet Oz dancing with third graders from the Terence C. Reilly #7 School in Elizabeth, N.J. during a taping of “The Dr. Oz Show,” on Friday, Feb. 22 in New York. The episode will air on Thursday Feb. 28
Obama Sings Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”
Uploaded on Jan 20, 2012
The President sang the lyric “I’m so in love with you” from Al Green’s iconic hit song, “Let’s Stay Together” during a speech at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem.
First Lady Michelle Obama Makes Debut on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’
Uploaded on Feb 9, 2012
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