National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

 

White House decorated pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2008

White House decorated pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2008

 

History

NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, producer of several anti-breast cancer drugs). The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.

 

In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estée Lauder Companies founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol, though this was not the first time the ribbon was used to symbolize breast cancer. In the fall of 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation had handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors.

 

 

Activities and events

 

Tokyo Tower lit up in pink on October 1, 2007 for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A variety of events around the world are organized in October, including walks and runs, and the pink illumination of landmark buildings. In the United States, the National Football League promotes breast cancer awareness by incorporating pink on and off the field, and comic strip artists use pink on one day in October.

 

 

The National Race for the Cure

In October 1983 the Race for the Cure was held for the first time in Dallas, Texas, where 800 people participated. According to the organizers, by 2002 the number of participants reached 1.3 million and the event was held in over 100 US cities. The event is also being organized in several other parts of the World.

 

 

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There are various two-day-long walks to raise money for breast cancer research institutes. Avon sponsors a 39 mile (60 km) walk.  A walk in Atlanta offers varying lengths of up to 30 miles.[7] Canada’s large “Weekend to End Breast Cancer” features a 60 km walk. St. Louis, MO offers a one-day-long breast cancer walk. This walk consists of three miles.

 

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Susan G. Komen 3 Day ‘For the Cure’

This sixty mile fundraising walk, which is spread across 3 days, raises money for breast cancer research. This walk, which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cureoccurs in several cities in the United States. The Breast Cancer 3-Day was previously sponsored and managed by Avon and is held in countries around the world.

 

 

Great Architect Gaming Community – A Month in Pink

For the entire month of October Great Architect[10] is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign They are encouraging all members of their guild and in their games to wear pink for the entire month. You can visit their site and related thread for ways to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

 

Male breast cancer

Male breast cancer, which is rare, is generally overlooked. In 2009 the male breast cancer advocacy groups Out of the Shadow of Pink, A Man’s Pink, and the Brandon Greening Foundation for Breast Cancer in Men joined together to globally establish the third week of October as “Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week”.

 

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Criticisms

Inspiration for the foundation of NBCAM came from Zeneca Inc. in 1989 when they began a breast cancer screening program within their company. In 1996, with the screening program and study complete, Zeneca Inc. analyzed the total monetary amounts lost due to the increase in health care provided compared with the total monetary amounts lost if the company was to scape the program were compared. The total costs to the company of running the early detection program were estimated to be $400,000. Total costs to the company if they chose not to run the program were estimated to be around $1.5 million.

 

Pezzullo (2003) “(Astra)Zeneca’s initial justification for NBCAM was one of basic accounting, not a critique of how women’s healthcare has been assessed or implemented nor a desire to prevent women from developing breast cancer; instead, it was cost-effective for a company to detect cancer in its employees during the disease’s earlier stages.”

 

Critics have said that “the BCAM idea ‘was conceived and paid for by a British chemical company that both profits from this epidemic and may be contributing to its cause…'”

 

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Sometimes referred to as National Breast Cancer Industry Month, critics of NBCAM point to a conflict of interest between corporations sponsoring breast cancer awareness while profiting from diagnosis and treatment. The breast cancer advocacy organization, Breast Cancer Action, has said repeatedly in newsletters and other information sources that October has become a public relations campaign that avoids discussion of the causes and prevention of breast cancer and instead focuses on “awareness” as a way to encourage women to get their mammograms. The term pinkwashing has been used by Breast Cancer Action to describe the actions of companies which manufacture and use chemicals which show a link with breast cancer and at the same time publicly support charities focused on curing the disease.[15] Other criticisms center on the marketing of “pink products” and tie ins, citing that more money is spent marketing these campaigns than is donated to the cause.

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GO PINK this October in suppport of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women in the United States — slightly more than 12 percent — will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.

 

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by the “C” word, and sometimes the stories can be devastating.

 

Today, Oct. 1, marks the official start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a month in which breast cancer charities come together to raise awareness about this terrible disease. For nearly 30 years, the month of October has held this special designation. Even though practically everyone alive has heard about breast cancer and millions upon millions of dollars have been raised to find a cure, many women today still do not take steps to detect the disease in its early stages. Unfortunately, many women don’t have the resources to take these early steps.

 

That’s why, through our Athens Goes Pink campaign, we have teamed up with newspapers across the country to educate our audiences about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

 

In addition to providing inspiring survivor stories and critical information about early detection, we work to raise much-needed funding to provide local women with life-saving early detection through a program called One Day for Mammograms, a partnership with Athens Diagnostic, Athens Regional Health System and St. Mary’s Health Care System.

 

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Breast cancer, mammograms and health insurance are overwhelming topics. That is why OnlineAthens/Athens Banner-Herald is taking a positive approach to this year’s Athens Goes Pink campaign.

 

For the first time, we will host the “Hunt For Hope” charity scavenger hunt to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for One Day for Mammograms. “Hunt For Hope,” presented by BOS Staffing and sponsored by Georgia Power, Pittman Plastic Surgery, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, University Cancer & Blood Center, Talmage Terrace-Lanier Gardens, Aurum Jewelry & Art, Georgia Square Mall, First Reliance Federal Credit Union, Barberitos, Raymond James and Thornton’s Fine Jewelry is a communitywide scavenger hunt in which teams from all over our community will compete for points, hunting all over the Classic City for hard-to-find items, and snapping pictures at various iconic Athens landmarks and other locations.

 

Registration is $50 per car, and all proceeds will be donated to One Day for Mammograms. The teams accumulating the most points in the shortest amount of time win. The team with the most points will be declared the winner and get to choose from one of our three prize packages. The second- and third-place team will follow. Teams are encouraged to register early and will receive additional clues each week that will help their team earn additional points. Register from now until Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at www.athensgoespink.com.

 

One Day for Mammograms provides free mammograms for underserved women in the Athens community and is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

 

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If you, or someone you know, is in need of a mammogram and would like to find out more about One Day for Mammograms, please contact one of the mammogram providers from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. St. Mary’s can be reached at (706) 389-2700, Athens Regional at (706) 475-4960, and Athens Diagnostic can be reached at (706) 316-3662. A limited number of appointments are available.

 

Also, if you have a breast cancer awareness event that you would like us to help promote, contact our marketing director, Tina Laseter, at (706) 208-2318 or by email at tina.laseter@onlineathens.com.

 

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President Obama’s 60 Minutes Interview VIDEO: U.S. Underestimated The Rise Of ISIS In Iraq And Syria.


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First off this interview is rife with commercial ad breaks, which is a shame that you tube has started this intrusion into watching their videos….

 

President Barack Obama, 60 Minutes Overtime Interview

 

 

 

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Monday dine with  Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India who traveled here from New York, where he attended the United Nations General Assembly and filled Madison Square Garden at an event on Sunday. Earlier on Monday, Obama meets with HUD Secretary Julian Castro and headlines a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

 

In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

Later in the morning, the President will meet with HUD Secretary Castro. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.

 

In the afternoon, the President will attend a DNC roundtable in Washington, DC. This event at the Capital Hilton Hotel is closed press.

 

In the evening, the President will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India for a private dinner at the White House; the Vice President will also attend. This dinner in the Blue Room is closed press.

 

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10:00 AM:  THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

10:45 AM: THE PRESIDENT meets with HUD Secretary Castro, Roosevelt Room.

 

12:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, The Brady Briefing Room.

 

3:30 PM: THE PRESIDENT attends a DNC roundtable, Capital Hilton Hotel.

 

7:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT hosts Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India for a private dinner; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends, Blue Room.

 

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Schedule for the Week of September 29th – October 3rd, 2014

 

On Monday, the President will attend a DNC event in Washington, DC. In the evening, the President will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India for a private dinner at the White House. The Vice President will also attend.

 

On Tuesday, the President will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at the White House. The two leaders will discuss a range of issues of mutual interest in order to expand and deepen the U.S.-India strategic partnership. They will discuss ways to accelerate economic growth, bolster security cooperation, and collaborate in activities that bring long-term benefits to both countries and the world. They will also focus on regional issues, including current developments in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, where India and the United States can work together with partners towards a positive outcome. The President looks forward to working with the Prime Minister to fulfill the promise of the U.S.-India strategic partnership for the benefit of both our citizens and the world. The Vice President will also participate.

 

On Wednesday, the President will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. The President looks forward to discussing with the Prime Minister Israel’s relations with the Palestinians, including the situation in Gaza; developments related to Iran; and the international effort to combat ISIL. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit is a demonstration of the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel, and our close consultations on a range of regional issues.The Vice President will also participate. In the afternoon, the President will welcome Sporting Kansas City to honor their 2013 MLS Cup Championship. In the evening, the President will travel to Chicago, Illinois, where he will remain overnight. Further details on the President’s travel to Chicago will be made available in the coming days.

 

On Thursday, the President will return from Chicago. In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

 

On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

 

Obama’s stump for Quinn: President on Thursday, Michelle, Oct. 7

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One on Thursday before heading to Washington from New York | Julio Cortez/AP

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One on Thursday before heading to Washington from New York | Julio Cortez/AP

 

WASHINGTON — Gov. Pat Quinn is getting a double dose of help from the White House in his re-election battle; I’ve learned first lady Michelle Obama hits Chicago on Oct. 7 to headline a rally for the governor. She comes home after President Barack Obama stumps for Quinn in Chicago on Thursday.

 

Michelle Obama is stepping up her campaign activities — she is in Milwaukee on Monday for Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke — with a sharply focused mission: to turn-out “drop-off” voters who most likely will support Democrats.

 

Those are folks who voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012 and disappeared in 2010, when Democrats lost control of the House — with an assist from GOP Illinois congressional victories.

 

In 2014, activating likely Democratic drop-off voters is key to a Quinn victory.

 

“When you stay home, they win,” Michelle Obama said at a voter registration rally in Atlanta on Sept. 9.

 

She had a very similar message at a Democratic National Committee women’s event here on Sept. 18.

 

“Women, we don’t turnout for midterms. Minorities, we don’t turn out. We don’t have to convince anybody new; we just have to find us and get us registered,” Michelle Obama said.

 

Quinn is locked in a close battle with Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner, and White House political director David Simas told me in May that the White House would be strongly helping Quinn.

 

In Illinois, the Democratic coordinated campaign, led by Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who also is up for re-election, analyzed the “drop-off” voter impact, starting at the 2008 high-water mark, when Obama first ran for president.

 

The Illinois Democratic study found two key facts that a source shared with me: About 1.6 million Illinois voters don’t vote in non-presidential years. And of that number, about 1.2 million are likely Democratic base voters — that is minorities, youths, young professionals and women.

 

The White House is delivering for Quinn in Illinois, the state where the first couple can be the most helpful because Illinois is where they generated a torrent of new voters in 2008 and 2012. Obama has low popularity ratings and is not stumping in some states where it would be counterproductive, but that’s not a factor in Illinois. In contrast, Michelle Obama is welcome everywhere.

 

Michelle Obama and Quinn have joined in a shared cause: helping military families. The first lady’s drive is called “Joining Forces.” On June 26, Michelle Obama was with Quinn in Chicago at the Calumet Armory when he signed a bill making it easier for military spouses to transfer their professional licenses to Illinois.

 

Michelle Obama on Sept. 18 said to female Democrats: “We need you to be even more passionate and more hungry because these midterm elections will be even harder and even closer that those presidential elections.”

 

President Obama hits Chicago Wednesday to stump for Quinn

 

WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama returns home to Chicago next Wednesday to campaign for Gov. Pat Quinn, a White House official told the Chicago Sun-Times. The Quinn event is on Thursday.

 

The president will spend the night in Chicago.

 

The President Addresses the Congressional Black Caucus

 

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President Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner on September 27, 2014.

 

 

 

White House LIVE Streaming Schedule

 

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The White House

 

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Speeches and Remarks

 

Remarks by the President at Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner

 

Statements and Releases

 

FACT SHEET: Vice President Biden Announces Recipients of $450 Million of Job-Driven Training Grants

 

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Ashraf Ghani, President-elect of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

 

Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with the Syrian Opposition Coalition

 

 

Presidential Actions

 

Presidential Proclamation — Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2014

 

Presidential Proclamation — National Public Lands Day, 2014

 

Presidential Proclamation — National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2014

 

Presidential Memorandum — Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

 

Presidential Proclamation — Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Expansion

 

Presidential Memorandum — Assistance to Ukraine

 

Multimedia

 

Texas college mourns softball players killed in Oklahoma bus crash

 

Published on Sep 29, 2014

Four student athletes died when a tractor trailer slammed into the college softball team’s bus on an Oklahoma highway. Investigators say the crash may be criminal. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

 

 

 

This Is My Sign Of Depression (Depression Social Experiment At UCLA)

 

This video will restore your faith in humanity when it has been shaken by the troubles in this world. . . It definitely restored mine while I was filming it so much so that I literally had to take breaks to regroup and gather myself before the next shot. I was very moved by the people in this video especially the last two shots with the sign.

 

 

 

Who is the Nigger? -James Baldwin

 

 

 

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The ObamaCrat Is Dead. Long Live The MilitantNegro™


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In case you didn’t notice, this blog has gone through a small renovation process the past 4 weeks. I had wrestled in the past with what I would rename my blog in 2016 when The President Of The United States Of America, Barack Hussein Obama, left office. Barack helped me with that decision when an UNARMED Michael Brown was slain in the street of Ferguson, Missouri. The President, unwittingly, made the decision for me, just a bit early….two years early.

 

I used to be an ObamaCrat and follow Barack blindly, but Ferguson Missouri and the murder of Michael Brown, changed my views of Barack Hussein Obama. The President’s total lack of attention, he didn’t pay, to a rash of incidents involving the systematic genocide of Black Americans right here at home by racist AmeriKKKan law enforcement, made me realize Barack didn’t deserve my blind commitment. AmeriKKKa can’t fix the world when freedoms and liberties are denied daily to America’s citizens.

 

Bowing to political pressure from Democratic politicians who are concerned about having a Democratic President speak out about a racial murder, weeks before the all important Mid Term elections, is NOT why I voted for Barack Hussein Obama, twice. Ignoring the hundreds of murders of Black Americans, mostly Black American males, whom were unarmed and in a position of surrender and submission, is unacceptable to me as a Black male. It’s disgusting when a caucasian President ignores that issue. It’s the worst feeling in the soul and heart when a President who is a person of color ignores it, who happened to campaign on “Hope & Change”, and allows that Black genocide to continue.

 

Many defend Barack’s lack of involvement and cite his assigning AG Holder and the DOJ to investigate Ferguson. I didn’t vote twice for AG Eric Holder. I voted for MY POTUSA to represent me and to be the “Comforter-In-Chief” to all people in America, not just Sandy Hook victims, Hurricane Sandy victims, Oso, Washington mud slide victims or Aurora shooting victims. The conflict, chaos and racism displayed against the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri by the state of Missouri and county of St. Louis, was despicable, evil, nasty and down right unAmerican. The handling of the American press in Ferguson was and is disgusting and a blatant violation of freedom of the press and freedom of speech.

 

Our 44th POTUSA was silent on both issues. And still is silent.

 

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President Obama Delivers a Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

Speaking from the South Lawn at the White House, President Obama delivered an update on the U.S. military airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria. September 23, 2014.

 

 

You can not ask Americans to march into foreign lands and fight for those humans rights & liberties, when right here at home in AmeriKKKa, people have their rights challenged daily. The LGBTQA1 community fights daily to live equally. People Of Color fight daily for freedom & liberty. Women have been fighting for centuries to think for themselves, work for a fair and equal paycheck, get maternity leave and the right to control their bodies and their healthcare. 

 

The right to vote is being removed for Americans. Benefits for Veterans and the poor are vanishing. Marrying whom you love regardless of gender is fought on every front. Guns kill 30,000 plus in AmeriKKKa annually. Oil and other fossil fuels are choking our planet. Dreamers are at risk. Sexual assault in our military and on our college campuses is rampant. YET our elected politicians are concerned with tax breaks for the wealthy. Killing humans in foreign nations. Giving billions in financial aid to Israel. Worrying about Sharia Islamic Law.

 

Dear Mom and Dad- get to work saving my life!

 

Published on Jul 20, 2014

If you have children you MUST watch and share this video! It’s time to stop the madness and protect our children from America’s epidemic of gun violence! To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com

 

 

 

AmeriKKKa can’t police the world while ignoring issues at home that keep Americans in poverty, issues that keep Americans under nourished, but mostly issues that keep America in 3rd world status.

 

If Barack Hussein Obama has concerns for freedoms and liberties being denied on this planet……start right here in The United States Of AmeriKKKa.

 

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It’s Raining Videos™ During A Twitter Storm™


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Journeys to Australia

 

A documentary about the experiences of five remarkable young people who journeyed to Australia as refugees, fleeing conflict and persecution from various corners of the globe.

 

 

 

Friends Are Waiting”

 

 

 

Black Guy Breaks Into A Car

 

Is there a difference between a white guy trying to break into a car vs a black guy? Two guys test a well-known stereotype on the streets of Los Angeles.

Don’t forget to share and like this with your friends.

 

 

 

Post Maven Mars Orbit Insertion News Conference

 

 

 

NASA’s MAVEN orbiter aproaches Mars to study its atmosphere

 

 

 

Man Seen With Uva Student Faces Driving Charge

 

Published on Sep 21, 2014

A man seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared was being sought Sunday on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, police announced at a news conference. (Sept. 21)

 

 

 

Missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s father John Graham pleads for help

 

Published on Sep 21, 2014

Missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s parents appeared at a news conference Sunday. Graham’s father, John Graham, pleaded people to share information regarding his daughter who disappeared eight days ago in Charlottesville, Va

 

 

 

Massive climate rally in New York

 

Published on Sep 21, 2014

Hundreds of thousands attend the People’s Climate March in New York City – two days before the UN Climate Summit.

 

 

 

Voices From The Historic 300,000+ Strong ‘People’s Climate March’

 

Published on Sep 21, 2014

TRNN speaks to some of the hundreds of thousands of participants who marched Sunday to ask them their demands of the climate justice movement and leaders.

 

 

 

NRA News Commentators | Ep. 86: Nikki Turpeaux “Knowledge is Power”

 

 

Just so you can see what stupid looks like, and observe whats wrong with The United States Of AmeriKKKa.

 

 

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The MilitantNegro™ Potpourri


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President Obama Guidance & Schedule Sept. 20, 21, 2014 At Camp David

 

President Barack Obama is spending the weekend at Camp David.

 

On Saturday, the President has no public events scheduled and will remain overnight in Camp David with the First Family.

 

On Sunday, the President will return to the White House.  The arrival of Marine One at Joint Base Andrews and return to the White House will be covered by the in-town travel pool, and there are no public events scheduled.

 

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Schedule for the Week of September 22, 2014

 

On Monday, the President will sign America’s Promise Summit Declaration at an event at the White House.

 

On Tuesday, the President and the First Lady will travel to New York City for the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at the Climate Summit 2014. Afterward, the President will deliver remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative 2014 Annual Meeting. In the evening, the President will attend a DSCC event. Afterward, the President and First Lady will attend a reception for visiting Heads of State and Government. The President and First Lady will remain overnight in New York City.

 

On Wednesday, the President will address the United Nations General Assembly. The First Lady will also attend. In the afternoon, the President will meet with Sam Kutesa, President of the United Nations General Assembly. Afterward, the President will attend a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Later in the afternoon, the President will chair a United Nations Security Council summit on foreign terrorist fighters. Afterward, the President will attend a meeting of the Open Government Partnership. The President and First Lady will remain overnight in New York City.

 

On Thursday, the President will deliver remarks at a United Nations meeting on the Ebola epidemic. In the afternoon, the President and First Lady will return to the White House.

 

On Friday, the President will deliver remarks at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the White House.

 

On Saturday, the President will deliver remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.

 

 

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Weekly Address: The World is United in the Fight Against ISIL

 

“We will use our air power. We will train and equip our partners. We will advise and we will assist. And we’ll lead a broad coalition of nations who have a stake in this fight. This isn’t America vs. ISIL. This is the people of that region vs. ISIL. It’s the world vs ISIL.” —President Obama

 

 

 

Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

 

 

 

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Remarks by The First Lady at a Reach Higher “Prep” Rally

 

Published on Sep 9, 2014

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, the First Lady joined Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on his “Partners in Progress” Back to School Bus Tour event at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. In 1924, Booker T. Washington High School became the first public high school for African-Americans in the state of Georgia, and Dr. Martin L. King Jr. is among its graduates.

 

 

 

9/19/14: White House Press Briefing Featuring NSA Susan Rice

 

 

 

President Obama & Vice President Biden Speaks at the Launch of the “It’s On Us” Campaign

 

Published on Sep 19, 2014

On September 19, 2014 in the East Room of the White House, President Obama delivered remarks to help launch “It’s On Us,” a campaign to end campus sexual assault.

 

 

 

CNN: White House fence jumper arrested on air

 

Published on Aug 2, 2011

CNN’s John King is interrupted on his live show when the Secret Service arrests a man for jumping the White House fence.

 

 

 

West Wing Week 09/19/14 or, “You guys aren’t normally this quiet are you?””

 

Published on Sep 19, 2014

This week, the President celebrated the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, awarded the Medal of Honor to two American heroes, detailed U.S. efforts to combat the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa at the CDC in Atlanta, spoke to the troops at MacDill Air Force Base about our strategy against ISIL before returning to meet with the Ukraninan President. That’s September 12 to 19 or “You guys aren’t usually this quiet are you?”

 

 

 

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“FLORIDA MASS SHOOTING MUST BE A CALL TO ACTION,” SAYS EVERTYOWN FOR GUN SAFETY AFTER EIGHT PEOPLE ARE KILLED

 

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Tonight’s Murder-Suicide Mass Shooting Killing Six Children and Two Adults in Bell, FL was the 111th since 2009

 

See Everytown’s Full Analysis of Mass Shootings in America Here

 

In response to reports of a murder-suicide where it has been reported that a grandfather with a prior criminal record that should have prohibited him from possessing firearms killed six grandchildren ranging in age from 3 months to 10 years old and his daughter in Bell, FL, Everytown for Gun Safety calls on elected officials pass stronger gun laws. The shooter also reportedly previously killed one of his sons while in illegal possession of a firearm.

 

Employing a widely-used definition of mass shooting that is drawn from the FBI, a recent report from Everytown for Gun Safety provides a comprehensive analysis of incidents in which four or more people were murdered with guns since 2009. Among the findings is the fact that mass shootings have a disproportionate impact on women – whereas women make up only 13 percent of total gun homicide victims, they make up 51 percent of mass shooting victims.

 

STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT, EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this family, which is the latest ravaged by America’s gun violence epidemic. While details are still unfolding, one thing we know for sure is that the best way to prevent mass shootings is to keep dangerous people and domestic abusers from getting guns in the first place. At least 42 percent of mass shooting perpetrators possessed their guns illegally — as this man reportedly did — because they were felons, domestic abusers, or were otherwise prohibited under federal law from having guns. Our goal is saving lives from gun violence and as Americans we should all be able to agree that the way we’ll do that is through better gun laws.”

 

STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER, MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:

“Like all of us watching this news unfold tonight, my heart breaks for the family and community that now must cope with the loss of six children and a mother today due to gun violence. The tragic story coming out of Bell, Florida, is yet another clarion call to action: gun violence is an American problem that can, and does, effect every town, every day. As Richard Martinez, father of a UCSB shooting victim, said, ‘We don’t have to live this way.’ Our leaders can and must do more — now — to prevent mass shootings in America. Let this horrific shooting result in tangible action, and not simply serve as another painful reminder of the gun violence epidemic that is ravaging our country.”

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND ABOUT THE BELL, FL SHOOTING:
  • A gunman, identified as Don Spirit, reportedly shot and killed his daughter and her six children before killing himself. Spirit was a convicted felon who shot and killed his son in a 2001 hunting accident.
  • The Gilchrest County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call from the gunman at around 4pm today. He made threats to himself and his family.
  • The shooting occurred in the gunman’s residence, but it’s unclear if the victims lived in the home as well.
  • Police had been called to the home in the past for a range of issues, but Sheriff Robert Schultz did not provide specifics. He did confirm that the gunman had a criminal record.
  • The children ranged in age from 3 months to about 10 years old. All the victims likely died before police arrived.
  • Bell is located in Gilchrist County, about 30 miles west of Gainesville. The town has a population of about 350 people
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Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than two million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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