The Last 24™, In Case You Missed It.
Some news from the Twitterverse…….
Speeches and Remarks- June 12th, 2014
Statements and Releases – June 12th, 2014
President Obama Updates Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to Attend the Opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
In Case You Missed It: #LunchWithFLOTUS Twitter Q&A on Healthy School Lunches
05:59 PM EDT
Millions of kids across America are eating healthier school meals because of new nutrition standards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Today at 2:30 p.m. ET, the First Lady held a Twitter Q&A to help raise awareness around the importance of our kids eating healthy and getting the nutrition they need.
Check out the First Lady’s answers to your questions on school nutrition here or at Storify.gov/FLOTUS, and learn more about the First Lady’s initiative to encourage healthy eating at Letsmove.gov/eat-healthy.
ConnectED: A Year of Action for American Students and Teachers
June 13, 2014
06:00 AM EDT
One year ago, President Obama unveiled his ConnectED initiative to empower students and teachers with technology in the classroom. The President called on businesses, states, districts, schools, and communities to support this vision, and through the power of his pen and phone, he is building momentum and we are seeing results.
Over the past year, the President has worked with the private sector to catalyze impactful commitments of free hardware, software, educational content, and wireless connectivity — amounting to over $2 billion in value for American schools.
On top of that, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has pledged to invest an additional $2 billion to connect 20 million more students to fast broadband and wireless in their classrooms over the next two years. Taken together, this represents more than $4 billion in public and private support starting this calendar year.
This investment is the shot of adrenaline our schools need to surge into the 21st century. It is a major down payment on providing every child in America with the high-quality teaching and technological skills that they deserve, and the economy demands.
And we are keeping our foot on the accelerator.
Today, we are announcing that the 10 companies who have made ConnectED commitments are making those private funding resources available to schools across the country, and information about these and other resources will be accessible through a new ConnectED Hub.
Fallon and Christie bust a move
Raw: Dignified Transfer at Dover AFB
Highlights: OFA’s amazing Organizing Fellows Program
PBS News Hour Thursday, June 12, 2014
It’s Time To Shame Climate Change Deniers
The White House Kitchen Garden Harvest
For Brazil, it’s not just about winning, it’s winning with style
Floor Speech on Student Loan Refinancing Vote
6/12/14: White House Press Briefing
Official: Bergdahl to return to the US
Raw footage: George H.W. Bush jumps for his 90th
The President Honors WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx
President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Abbott of Australia
Proud To Be
Shannon Watts, Everytown for Gun Safety: Moms target TARGET
Thanks to you, pressure is quickly building on Target to end open carry of guns in their stores.
Can you take a quick minute to share the image below on Facebook or on Twitter so that Target knows we’re counting on them to do the right thing?
In the last two weeks, here’s what moms and other gun sense supporters have accomplished:
- We’ve collected more than 250,000 petition signatures to Target’s CEO, John Mulligan.
- Moms and other amazing volunteers have delivered these petitions to 20 stores in 16 states — from Iowa to California.
- More than 5,000 people have called Target headquarters to demand action from the company’s leadership.
We even showed up outside Target’s shareholder meeting in Dallas yesterday to make sure they know we aren’t going away. Thanks to you, the pressure is on and momentum is building.
Take a look at some of the photos from our day of action below:
This Target campaign is just like the previous campaigns you’ve helped win — getting big corporations to adopt smarter policies that keep their customers safe — like you and me and our families.
With the right pressure, Target will heed our call. We just can’t let up until they do.
Thanks for standing with us,
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense gun policies. We are moms, mayors, survivors, and concerned citizens.
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