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White House Tweets – August 27, 2013
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Vice President Biden Speaks at The American Legion National Convention
White House Schedule – August 27, 2013
In the afternoon, the President will meet with mayors from cities around the country to discuss reducing youth violence. The President’s meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.
In the evening, the President and the First Lady will host a reception for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington in the East Room. This reception is closed press.
Tuesday, August 27 2013 All Times ET
10:15 AM: The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in The Oval office.
2:00 PM: The President meets with mayors on reducing youth violence in The Roosevelt Room.
7:30 PM: The President and the First Lady host a reception for the March on Washington in The East Room.
The Week Ahead:
Wednesday: The President will deliver remarks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Thursday: Attends meetings at the White House.
Friday: The President will welcome President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia, President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, and President Andris Berzins of Latvia to the White House.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius writes about the renewed meaning of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago.
Yesterday, we celebrated Women’s Equality Day. We commemorated the 93rd anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Advocates such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Ida B. Wells devoted decades of hard work to ensure that women’s voices could be heard. As a result, historic change occurred, forever transforming our nation as we took another step toward a more perfect union.
Tomorrow marks 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. To honor this occasion, President Obama will be joined by President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton, members of the King family and other civil rights leaders and luminaries at the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event at the Lincoln Memorial, to commemorate Dr. King’s soaring speech and the 1963 March on Washington.
August 27th, 2013: Photo of the Day
August 26, 2013 | 57:00 |Public Domain
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor
August 26, 2013 | 20:57 |Public Domain
President awards Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a cavalry scout with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during combat operations in Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009. Staff Sergeant Carter is the fifth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Racial Unifier: Is it Fair To Blame Obama For 500 Years of America’s Evils?
Asean Johnson: Young Black Boy Speaks at 50th Anniversary of ‘March on Washington’
9-year-old activist saves Chicago school, dreams big
Published on May 27, 2013
When the Chicago Board of Education voted last week to close 50 schools, Marcus Garvey Elementary School was not on the list. Nine-year-old Asean Johnson is one of the reasons why; his fiery speeches against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to gut public education have earned him widespread admiration and more than a few suggestions that he should replace Emanuel in City Hall.
As cities all over the United States close primarily minority schools, money flows to voucher programs and charter schools, and as teachers’ unions face repeated attacks, it is easy to get discouraged about the state of public education. Johnson and his mother Shoneice Reynolds joined Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday to talk about why he got involved in the fight against the Chicago Public Schools plan, and he insisted that the situation is not as dire as Mayor Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett have argued it is.
Students of all ages have played a huge role in protests against school closings. Thousands of students walked out of school in Philadelphia on May 17 and marched to the school district headquarters. Philadelphia is set to close 23 schools, all of which are located in black and Latino parts of the city.
Asean Johnson doesn’t plan to stop fighting to protect public education. As he told Melissa, when he’s the mayor, he wants to support businesses that invest in communities. One corporation he won’t welcome? Walmart. “They don’t give back,” Johnson told Harris-Perry.
9-Year Old Stands Up To Rahm Emanuel Closing His School
Published on May 23, 2013
“You should be investing in these schools, not closing them. You should be supporting these schools, not closing them…We shall not be moved today. We’re going to City Hall…We are not going down without a fight.”
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to shut down 49 public schools to save money. 9-year old Asean Johnson, whose school would be closed, stood up to the mayor, sending him a message about who he’s really hurting when closing down schools. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.
President Obama’s interview with Tom Joyner & Sybil Wilkes
Statements and Releases August 27, 2013
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s Meetings with Israeli Delegation
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