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Barack After Dark™: The First Family Returns Home. The Weekly Address. The Week Ahead.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Weekly Address: Time for Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage for the American People

 

Lindsay Holst
Lindsay Holst

March 08, 2014
06:00 AM EDT

 

In this week’s address, President Obama highlighted the momentum building across the country to give Americans a raise and reiterated his call for Congress to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. The President has already signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for people working under new federal contracts. Companies large and small are choosing to give workers a raise because they know it’s good business. And Governors across the country are answering the President’s call by working to raise their states’ minimum wages. Now, it’s time for Congress to get the job done and restore opportunity for all Americans by raising the minimum wage to “ten-ten.”

 

 

 

VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: Es hora que el Congreso aumente el salario mínimo

March 08, 2014 | 3:03 |Public Domain

 

En el mensaje de esta semana, el Secretario de Trabajo Thomas E. Pérez habló sobre el llamado del Presidente al Congreso para aumentar el salario mínimo para los trabajadores estadounidenses a $10.10 dólares. Es el momento de dar a Estados Unidos un aumento de sueldo.

 

 

 

 

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WEEKLY  SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, MARCH 10th, – MONDAY, MARCH 14th, 2014

 

On Sunday, the First Family will return from Key Largo, Florida. The First Family’s departure from Homestead Air Reserve Base and arrival on the South Lawn

 

 

On Monday, the President will host a reception for the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Champions.

 

On Tuesday, the President will travel to New York, NY to attend DNC and DSCC events.

 

On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings at theWhite House.

 

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

 

 

 

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From The White House Blog

 

Weekly Wrap Up: the President Announces His Budget, YouTube Stars Say Hi, and More

 

This week, the President announced his 2015 budget, and addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. YouTube Stars visited the White House, and more. Check out what you missed in this week’s wrap up.

 

 

President Obama Announces His 2015 Budget

The President traveled to Powell Elementary School on Tuesday after sending his 2015 budget to Congress. There, he discussed what he called a “roadmap” for the opportunity agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address.

 

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President Obama’s #budget invests in his vision of giving every 4-year-old in America access to quality preschool.

 

“Our budget is about choices,” President Obama said. “It’s about our values. As a country, we’ve got to make a decision if we’re going to protect tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, or if we’re going to make smart investments necessary to create jobs and grow our economy, and expand opportunity for every American.”

 

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A World-Class Education for Every Student in America

 

Megan Slack
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March 07, 2014
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Today, President Obama and the First Lady visited Coral Reef High School in Miami to discuss the President’s plan to equip all Americans with the education they need to compete in the 21st century economy.

 

“By working hard every single day, every single night, you are making the best investment there is in your future,” President Obama told the students. “And we want to make sure you’ve got everything, all the tools you need to succeed.”

 

President Obama talked about one tool that’s helping give more students the opportunity to afford, attend, and graduate from college: the Free Application for Student Aid or FAFSA.

 

It is a simple form. It used to be complicated; we made it simple. It doesn’t cost anything — that’s why the word “free” is right there in the name. It does not take a long time to fill out. Once you do, you’re putting yourself in the running for all kinds of financial support for college — scholarships, grants, loans, work-study jobs.

 

Over the last five years, the Obama administration has been working to make college more affordable for more students. And today, more young people are earning college degrees than ever before. But we have to do more, President Obama said.

 

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Opening Today: The 2014 Easter Egg Roll Ticket Lottery

 

Don’t miss your chance to join the First Family for the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. The big event is on Monday, April 21 and more than 30,000 people will join in on the fun. Guests will have a chance to participate in activities including games, stories, singing, dancing, and of course, the traditional egg roll – all on the White House South Lawn.

 

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This year’s theme  ”Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape,” encourages children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. In addition to the fun and games, the day’s activities will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines.

 

Starting today, you can enter the lottery at www.recreation.govfor a chance to join in on the fun. The event is open to children ages 13 years and younger and their families. Be sure to enter the lottery before it closes on Monday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

 

Families and schools who can’t make the trip to Washington, D.C. but want to participate in the festivities can enter the annual poster contest. The First Lady will select the winning design to be used as part of the White House 2014 Easter Egg Roll program.

 

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Ask President Obama Your Health Care Questions on WebMD

 

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Next week, President Obama will sit down for his first-ever interview with WebMD, the leading source of health information for consumers and health care professionals, to discuss the importance of signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. During a conversation with the site’s health care reform expert Lisa Zamosky, the President will answer questions about health care and the ACA directly from WebMD users in an interview that will air on March 14.

What’s your question for President Obama? Ask now at WebMD.com/AskObama

 

The President’s interview with WebMD continues efforts by the administration to encourage as many Americans as possible to sign up for health insurance for 2014 by the end of open enrollment on March 31.

 

And it’s just one of many innovative and targeted strategies used by the White House to speak with Americans directly — especially women, young adults and the uninsured – about quality, affordable health care options available. As the leading source for health information, WebMD has enormous reach. According to WebMD, the site’s more than 156 million unique visitors per month is made up of 60 percent women, 33 percent of its audience is ages 18-34 and 38 percent of those younger users are uninsured.

 

So, go ahead and submit your questions now – then tune in on March 14 to watch the full interview and find out if the President answered your question.

 

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West Wing Week 3/7/14 or “Look Who’s In Our Room”

 

 

 

This week, The White House hosted its first ever White House Student Film Festival, while the President addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, presented his budget for Fiscal Year 2015, urged Congress to raise the minimum wage, and held a town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act.

 

 

 

YouTube Stars Talk Health Care (and Make History) at the White House

 

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This year, the President is committed to using the power of his phone and pen to create opportunity for all Americans. One ways he’s doing that is through raising awareness about policies and priorities through non-traditional platforms, like YouTube.

 

Last week, senior administration officials sat down with some of the most popular content creators on YouTube to talk about the issues that they care the most about, including access to quality, affordable health care. This group of influencers has developed innovative ways to engage with tens of millions of young people in a way that few other media platforms can accomplish. To learn from the YouTube community, we’re starting a dialogue with these leaders to continue the conversation about issues that are important for their audiences including anti-bullying, education, economic opportunity, and health care.

 

 

 

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The Employment Situation in February

 

February 2014 was the 48th straight month of private-sector job growth, with businesses adding 8.7 million jobs over that time. Despite a major snowstorm that hit the East Coast during the reference week for the labor market surveys, the rate of job growth picked up from the December and January pace. Nevertheless, the unemployment rate remains elevated, and for too many Americans, wages have been slow to rise.

 

This week, the President put out a budget that can make progress on these issues by investing in education, job training, and innovation, by expanding tax credits for working Americans, and by extending the emergency unemployment benefits that has expired for 2 million Americans. And while the President encourages Congress to act on his proposals, he will also continue to take action on his own wherever possible to support job growth and expand economic opportunity.

 

FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

 

1. The private sector has added 8.7 million jobs over 48 straight months of job growth. Today we learned that total non-farm payroll employment rose by 175,000 in February, with 162,000 of that increase in the private sector. Revisions to private employment in the previous months were small and offsetting, so that that over the past twelve months, private employment has risen by 2.2 million, or an average of 183,000 a month. This is almost identical to the pace of job gains over the preceding twelve-month period (182,000 a month).

 

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The First Family Returns Home

 

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Monday The 24th Of February, 2014.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – February 24, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24th, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 2014

 

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

 

Later in the morning, the President and the Vice President will deliver remarks to the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room. The remarks are pooled press.

 

In the afternoon, the President will meet with governors of Western States to discuss drought and wildfires. This meeting in the Situation Room is closed press.

 

 

Monday, February 24 2014 All Times ET

 

10:00 AM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

11:00 AM: The President and Vice President deliver remarks to the National Governors Association, State Dining Room.

 

1:15 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Press Briefing Room.

 

1:45 PM: The President meets with governors of Western States, The Situation Room.

 

2:30 PM: The Vice President meets with Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili of Georgia, Roosevelt Room.

 

 

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State Dining Room last night before the Governors Ball (White House Official Photo: Pete Souza)

 

 

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White House Schedule For The Week Ahead

 

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On Monday, the President will meet with the National Governors Association.

 

On Tuesday, the President will hold an event on the economy at the White House. In the evening, he will attend an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC.

 

On Wednesday, the President will travel to theMinneapolis-St. Paul area for an event on the economy.

 

On Thursday, the President will host an event on his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

 

On Friday, the President will attend a DNC event in Washington, DC.

 

 

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Rep. John Lewis is a Southerner for the Freedom to Marry

 

Published on Feb 23, 2014

In this video sharing why he supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) says “I fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up – and speak up – against discrimination against our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. I see the right to marriage as a civil rights issue.”

 

 

 

Susan Rice Meet The Press Full Interview 2/23/14

 

Published on Feb 23, 2014

Susan Rice meet the press. The latest view from the White House on foreign policy with National Security Adviser Susan Rice; including recent clashes in the Ukraine, the dynamic between Presidents Putin and Obama, and America’s relationship with Russia.

 

 

 

Remarks by the President at the National Governors Association Dinner

 

President Obama Speaks to National Governors Association

February 23, 2014 | 6:25 |Public Domain

 

President Obama speaks to the National Governors Association.

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks Before a Meeting with Democratic Governors

 

Published on Feb 21, 2014

President Obama delivers remarks before a meeting with Democratic governors at White House to discuss several issues that are of critical importance to our constituencies, including raising the minimum wage. February 21, 2014.

 

 

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Weekly Address: Time to Lift the Minimum Wage and Give America a Raise

 

 

 

President Obama Has a Message for You: #GetCovered

 

 

 

The First Lady Wants to See How You Move

 

 

 

 

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The President Isn’t Sitting Still

 

Weekly Address: Time to Lift the Minimum Wage and Give America a Raise

 

Weekly Wrap Up: the President Bets on Team USA, the First Lady Visits Jimmy Fallon, and More

 

The First Lady Wants to See How You Move

 

President Obama Has a Message for You: #GetCovered

 

A Down Payment on Expanding Opportunity for America’s Long-Term Unemployed

 

 

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February 23rd, 2014: Photo of the Day

 

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President Barack Obama Makes A Toast at the 2014 Governors Dinner

@GovChristie skipped 2014 Governors’ Dinner At The White House. He needs 2 skip a few more dinners.

@GovChristie skipped 2014 Governors’ Dinner At The White House. He needs 2 skip a few more dinners.

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President Barack Obama talks with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, Vice-Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, following a meeting with the group in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, Vice-Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, following a meeting with the group in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The VP dropped by a meeting with governors at the WH today to discuss the President’s call to #RaiseTheWage

The VP dropped by a meeting with governors at the White House  to discuss the President’s call to #RaiseTheWage

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Pete Souza: POTUS meets with The Dalai Lama

On March 18th, 2014, President Barack Obama will award 24 Army veterans the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. These veterans will receive the Medal of Honor in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

On March 18th, 2014, President Barack Obama will award 24 Army veterans the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. These veterans will receive the Medal of Honor in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) listens at a bilateral meeting with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto at the El Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Mexico before the start of the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca, Mexico,

 

 

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Statement by the Press Secretary on Ukraine

The United States is closely monitoring developments in Ukraine.  We have consistently advocated a de-escalation of violence, constitutional change, a coalition government, and early elections, and today’s developments could move us closer to that goal.  The unshakeable principle guiding events must be that the people of Ukraine determine their own future.  We welcome constructive work in the Rada and continue to urge the prompt formation of a broad, technocratic government of national unity.  We welcome former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s release from a prison hospital today, and we wish her a speedy recovery as she seeks the appropriate medical treatment that she has long needed and sought.

 

We continue to urge an end to violence by all sides and a focus on peaceful, democratic dialogue, working pursuant to Ukraine’s constitution and through its institutions of government.  Going forward, we will work with our allies, with Russia, and with appropriate European and international organizations to support a strong, prosperous, unified, and democratic Ukraine.  Going forward, the Ukrainian people should know that the United States deeply values our long-standing ties with Ukraine and will support them as they pursue a path of democracy and economic development.

 

 

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It’s Barack’s World™ ♥


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule For The Weekend

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2014

 

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014

 

On Sunday, the President and the First Lady will welcome the National Governors Association to the White House for the 2014 Governors’ Dinner. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. There will be pool coverage for remarks.

 

7:10 PM: THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host the 2014 Governors’ Dinner; THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN also attend, State Dining Room.

 

 

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White House Schedule For The Week Ahead

 

On Monday, the President will meet with the National Governors Association.

 

On Tuesday, the President will hold an event on the economy at the White House. In the evening, he will attend an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC.

 

On Wednesday, the President will travel to theMinneapolis-St. Paul area for an event on the economy.

 

On Thursday, the President will host an event on his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

 

On Friday, the President will attend a DNC event in Washington, DC.

 

 

Susan Rice Meet The Press Full Interview 2/23/14

 

Published on Feb 23, 2014

Susan Rice meet the press. The latest view from the White House on foreign policy with National Security Adviser Susan Rice; including recent clashes in the Ukraine, the dynamic between Presidents Putin and Obama, and America’s relationship with Russia.

 

 

 

How will President Obama confront the latest unrest in Ukraine? Are sanctions enough? Plus, debates on economic inequality and the 2014 midterm race rage on — what does it all mean?

 

The roundtable will break it all down, plus the week in politics: New York Times columnist David Brooks, New York Times White House Correspondent Helene Cooper, Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour Judy Woodruff and Host of MSNBC’s “Hardball” Chris Matthews.

 

 

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Time to Lift the Minimum Wage and Give America a Raise.

 

 

 

VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: El Congreso Debe Subir el Salario Mínimo

February 22, 2014 | 3:46 |Public Domain

 

En el mensaje de esta semana, Elmy Bermejo, la Directora de Asuntos Intergubernamentales del Departamento de Trabajo discutió la importancia de aumentar el salario mínimo para los trabajadores estadounidenses. El Presidente cree que aquí en los Estados Unidos, nadie que trabaje duro debería vivir en la pobreza. Y todos los que trabajan duro deberían tener la oportunidad de salir adelante.

 

 

 

A Year of Action: Pursuing Opportunity for All

 

Published on Feb 8, 2014

President Obama is not waiting for Congress and is taking steps to use his executive authority to expand opportunity and level the playing field for middle-class Americans.

 

 

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Responding to the Situation in Ukraine

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on Ukraine

 

February 22, 2014

The United States is closely monitoring developments in Ukraine.  We have consistently advocated a de-escalation of violence, constitutional change, a coalition government, and early elections, and today’s developments could move us closer to that goal.  The unshakeable principle guiding events must be that the people of Ukraine determine their own future.  We welcome constructive work in the Rada and continue to urge the prompt formation of a broad, technocratic government of national unity.  We welcome former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s release from a prison hospital today, and we wish her a speedy recovery as she seeks the appropriate medical treatment that she has long needed and sought.

 

We continue to urge an end to violence by all sides and a focus on peaceful, democratic dialogue, working pursuant to Ukraine’s constitution and through its institutions of government.  Going forward, we will work with our allies, with Russia, and with appropriate European and international organizations to support a strong, prosperous, unified, and democratic Ukraine.  Going forward, the Ukrainian people should know that the United States deeply values our long-standing ties with Ukraine and will support them as they pursue a path of democracy and economic development.

 

 

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin

President Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin today to discuss Ukraine and a range of other global issues.  On Ukraine, they exchanged views on the need to implement quickly the political agreement reached today in Kyiv, the importance of stabilizing the economic situation and undertaking necessary reforms, and the need for all sides to refrain from further violence.  They also spoke about the situation in Syria, including the importance of efforts to advance a political solution, concerns over the humanitarian crisis and the necessity of a strong UN Security Council resolution on the issue, and the need for the Assad regime to adhere to its commitment to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons program.  In addition, they discussed U.S.-Russian cooperation in the P5+1 process on Iran.  The President also congratulated Russia on its hosting of the Olympic games.

 

 

Statement by the Press Secretary

Statement by the Press Secretary on S.J. Res. 28 and S.J. Res. 29

 

On Friday, February 21, 2014, the President signed into law:

 

S.J. Res. 28, which appoints John M. Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution; and

 

S.J. Res. 29, which appoints Risa Lavizzo-Mourey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

 

 

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Weekly Wrap Up: the President Bets on Team USA, the First Lady Visits Jimmy Fallon, and More

 

The First Lady Wants to See How You Move

 

President Obama Has a Message for You: #GetCovered

 

A Down Payment on Expanding Opportunity for America’s Long-Term Unemployed

 

We the Geeks: Celebrating Black History Month

 

Get Covered: An Assist from Mayor Kevin Johnson

 

West Wing Week 02/21/14 or “Don’t Make Small Plans, Make Big Plans”

 

Celebrating Black History Month, The Black History Moment Series #23: Bayard Rustin. Civil Rights Warrior. Gay Black Man.

 

From The Blog…. It Is What It Is, Dr. Rex: UGANDA Signs The Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

 

President Obama To Award Medal Of Honor To These 24 Overlooked Minority Service Members.

 

TheObamaCrat™ Potpourri: We’re ALL Ovah The Place.

 

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama Visits NBC’s “The Tonight Show” With Jimmy Fallon

 

 

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Black History Month 2014 Presents: Celebrating Black History Month; The Black History Moment Series, #1 thru #23….

 

In Case You Missed This Series….Black History Month 2014 Presents: Celebrating Black History Month; The Black History Moment Series.

 

 

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AP: Venezuelan Government Cuts Internet Access, Blocks Websites In War Against Student Protesters

AP: Venezuelan Government Cuts Internet Access, Blocks Websites In War Against Student Protesters

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Staples You Suck: Printed Copy Of Petition To Be Delivered To Staples Corporate Today!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Printed copy of Petition to be Delivered to Staples Corporate Today!

 

By Sue Whistleblower

 

This is it! The day where all our hard work pays off! A 10 lb box of printed signatures was sent to Staples Corporate Headquarters and is scheduled to be delivered today!

 

If Staples doesn’t respond within a week, I would like to schedule a Call-In to the Office of the President on Monday February 3rd.

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Thanks again for your continued support!
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The following letter was included with the petition signatures:
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Sue Whistleblower
1660 Soldiers Field Road
Brighton, MA 02135
January 18, 2014
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Ron Sargent
Chief Executive Officer
Staples
500 Staples Drive
Framingham, MA 01702
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Dear Ron Sargent:
I am a part-time employee of your company, Staples. I have served Staples faithfully for many years, and have earned your company far more income than you have paid me over that time. On January 4th, 2014, a policy was enacted at your retail stores that limited part-time employees to 25 hours a week. I have worked over 25 hours a week for the entirety of my employment at your company, as have a vast majority of your part-time staff. I inquired about the reason of the policy up the chain of command, and was not given a straight answer at every level.
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It is for this reason, that we the part-time employees of Staples, hereby petition your company for the following actions:
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1. Amend your policy to at least 35 hours a week for part-time employees or abolish said policy.
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2. If there are reasons this cannot be done, Staples is to make an honest and truthful public statement as to why.
You are probably wondering under what authority we as employees have the right to demand such changes from the CEO of a company. As Customer Service Representatives, it is not only our duty to represent the company to the customer, it is also our duty to represent the customer to the company. Enclosed is a printed copy of over 200,000 signatures of people who disagree with your current actions and demand you change your policy. Most of them are your customers and have pledged not to shop at your stores until you take corrective action.
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We know that thousands of other companies have been enacting similar policies for one reason, the Affordable Health Care Act. We also know that the medical insurance you currently offer through Aetna does not meet the minimum standards of the law. The ACA states that any employee working over 30 hours a week is entitled to health insurance, or the company faces steep fines. We understand that paying those fines would be an unacceptable cost to your corporation. However, we encourage Staples to be more open as to why this company is enacting such changes. If complying with the law would cost Staples hundreds of millions of dollars, then speak out!
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If you truly need to enact such policies to avoid hefty fees, and to give you time to research ways to comply with the law that meet the needs of both the company and its employees, then please make this known in a public statement!
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We also hereby inform you that we will use all lawful means to petition your company until we receive an answer, and that this letter will be distributed to all petition signers.
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Sincerely,
Sue Whistleblower
Petition Executor
Enclosed: 201,751 petition signatures from Change.org
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By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – January 13th, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13th, 2014

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2014

 

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

 

In the afternoon, the President will welcome the President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain Mariano Rajoy Brey to the White House.  The visit will highlight the strength and depth of the United States’ relationship with Spain.  The President and President Rajoy will discuss promoting economic growth and new jobs, support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, cooperation within NATO, Latin America, shared challenges in North Africa and the Middle East, and other topics of mutual interest.  There will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting.

 

Monday, January 13 2014 All Times ET

 

6:45 AM: The Vice President arrives at Ben Gurion International Airport, Ben Gurion International Airport.

 

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the State of Israel to Attend the State Funeral of Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

 

 

9:30 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the State Funeral of Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israeli Knesset.

 

Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden at the State Funeral of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

 

 

 

10:30 AM: THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

 

1:30 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Briefing Room.

 

 

2:00 PM: The Vice President attends the Former Prime Minister’s burial service, Havat Shikmim.

 

 

2:15 PM: THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with the President Mariano Rajoy Brey of Spain, Oval Office.

 

 

5:30 PM: The Vice President meets with President Shimon Peres of Israel, The Israeli President’s Residence.

 

 

8:00 PM: The Vice President attends a working dinner with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, The Israeli Prime Minister’s Residence.

 

 

Schedule for the Week

 

On Monday, the President will welcome the President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain Mariano Rajoy Brey to the White House. The visit will highlight the strength and depth of the United States’ relationship with Spain. The President and President Rajoy will discuss promoting economic growth and new jobs, support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, cooperation within NATO, Latin America, shared challenges in North Africa and the Middle East, and other topics of mutual interest.

 

On Tuesday, the President will hold a Cabinet Meeting. The Vice President will attend. In the afternoon, the President will welcome the 2013 NBA Champion Miami Heat to the White House to honor the team on winning their second-straight Championship title.

 

On Wednesday, the President will travel to Raleigh, North Carolina for an event on the economy.

 

On Thursday, the President and First Lady will host an event at the White House on expanding college opportunity.

 

On Friday, the President will give a speech presenting the outcomes of the Administration’s review of our signals intelligence programs, and how, in light of new technologies, we can use them in a way that optimally protects our national security while supporting our foreign policy, respecting privacy and civil liberties, maintaining the public trust, and reducing the risk of unauthorized disclosures. Further details on the speech will be released as they become available.

 

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Ariel Sharon Born Ariel Scheinermann, Dies At Age 85

 

 

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the State of Israel to Attend the State Funeral of Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the State of Israel to attend the State Funeral of Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States, will lead the delegation.

 

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

 

The Honorable Daniel Shapiro, United States Ambassador to the State of Israel, Department of State

 

The Honorable Eliot Engel, Member of the United States House of Representatives (NY-16)

 

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Member of the United States House of Representatives (FL-23)

 

The Honorable Daniel Kurtzer, Former Ambassador to the State of Israel

 

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Statement by the President on the Passing of Ariel Sharon

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people of Israel on the loss of a leader who dedicated his life to the State of Israel. We reaffirm our unshakable commitment to Israel’s security and our appreciation for the enduring friendship between our two countries and our two peoples. We continue to strive for lasting peace and security for the people of Israel, including through our commitment to the goal of two states living side-by-side in peace and security. As Israel says goodbye to Prime Minister Sharon, we join with the Israeli people in honoring his commitment to his country.

 

 

Statement by the Vice President on the Death of Ariel Sharon

Jill and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Ariel Sharon.  We send our condolences to his family and to his beloved nation of Israel.  I look forward to leading the U.S. delegation to his memorial service, to pay respects to the man and to pay tribute to the unshakeable partnership between the United States and Israel.

 

 

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Weekly Address: Ensuring 2014 is a Year of Action to Grow the Economy

 

Weekly Wrap Up: “Every kid in this country can make it”

 

What You Missed in We the Geeks: “Weather is Your Mood and Climate is Your Personality”

 

You Can Say This Better Than We Ever Could

 

President Obama: “A child’s course in life should be determined not by the zip code she’s born in”

 

The Employment Situation in December

 

West Wing Week 1/10/14 or, “A Year of Action”

 

Covered in the New Year: Andrew Santiago’s Story

 

This Is The Affordable Care Act: Giving Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Access to Free Chemoprevention Medication

 

 

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