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Get Covered: The Video Edition.


By Jueseppi B.

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The President Wants You to Get Covered Today: “Don’t Just Think About It, Just Do It”

 

There are zero days left to get health insurance coverage for 2014 at HealthCare.gov. Open enrollment ends TODAY March 31. If you haven’t signed up yet, the President wants you to get covered today.

 

As the President says, “No one’s invincible. We all get sick, or get into accidents. Life happens. But you should never have to worry you’ll lose everything to medical bills. That’s why health insurance is so important.”

 

If you’re not covered, don’t wait any longer — sign up today.

 

And if you already have health insurance, tell your friends, family, and co-workers that they need to get covered, too. Visit WH.gov/GetCovered for tips on how to spread the word.

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH 31, 2014
2014 open enrollment ends
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period — and will likely have to pay a fine.

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2014
2015 open enrollment begins
You can search for and purchase health insurance in the Marketplace for the following year.

 

 

FEBRUARY 15, 2015
2015 open enrollment ends
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period, and will likely have to pay a bigger fine than 2014.

 

 

Learn more:

 

 

How to Get Obamacare (healthcare.gov enrollment instructions)

 

Published on Oct 12, 2013

How to Get Obamacare is a Free Guide to Enrolling on Healthcare.gov Health Insurance Marketplace Exchange. Learn How to Save money with Gov Subsidy, and avoid the penalty. Brought to you by Insureacare http://www.insureacare.com/Affordable…

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Jarrett to Hollywood to Get Obamacare in Movie, TV Scripts

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Lies About Obamacare

 

Published on Mar 23, 2014

To mark the four year anniversary of the signing of theAffordable Care Act we’ve collected and debunked the top 5 lies spread by right-wing media concerning it.

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“The bottom line is I’m going to need you, and the country needs you. And a lot of your friends and peers, they may not know that they need you, but if something happens somewhere down the road where they really need to get to a hospital or a doctor, the fact that you have talked to them and gotten them involved is going to make all the difference in the world.” — President Obama, 12/4/2013

 

 

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More than 6.5 million Americans have already gotten coverage. Make sure you’re friends and loved ones are covered by March 31 at Healthcare.gov.

 

 

Spread the #GetCovered Message

 

Whether it’s updating your social profile photo, tweeting or posting a story on Facebook, there are visible actions that we can all take right now to spread the word about the importance of getting covered. It takes seconds to do — and it matters.

 

 

 

See What People Are Saying

 

Americans all around the country, both online and offline, are sharing why it’s important to #GetCovered — and how the Affordable Care Act is helping them. Check out what they’re saying (and then pass it on):

 

 

Lebron James: #GetCovered by March 31

 

Published on Mar 14, 2014

Lebron James wants to tell you about the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. You can go there to find an affordable health plan as part of the health care law. The deadline to enroll is March 31.

 

 

 

 

Molly’s Covered. You Can #GetCovered Too! Enroll by March 31

 

Published on Mar 13, 2014

Molly is 23 years old and she found affordable coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. She pays $76 a month for a health plan that includes dental! Enroll by March 31. Find out how much you can save :https://www.healthcare.gov/find-premi…

 

 

 

 

Magic Johnson: #GetCovered by March 31

 

Published on Mar 14, 2014

Magic Johnson wants to tell you about the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. You can go there to find an affordable health plan as part of the health care law. The deadline to enroll is March 31.

 

 

 

 

LaNika’s Covered. You Can #GetCovered Too! Enroll by March 31

 

Published on Mar 13, 2014

LaNika is a volleyball coach who found affordable coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. She pays less than $100 a month for a health plan that includes dental! Enroll by March 31. Find out how much you can save :https://www.healthcare.gov/find-premi…

 

 

 

 

Alonzo Mourning: #GetCovered by March 31

 

Published on Mar 13, 2014

When sickness or injury strike, having health insurance can mean the difference between falling and getting back up and dropping out of the game. Visit https://www.HealthCare.gov today to look at your options. Quality, affordable coverage is just a call, click or conversation away.

Enroll today so you can stay in the game.

 

 

 

 

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama

 

Episode 18: President Barack Obama sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his most memorable interview yet.

 

 

 

 

MARCH 31, 2014
2014 open enrollment ends
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period — and will likely have to pay a fine.

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2014
2015 open enrollment begins
You can search for and purchase health insurance in the Marketplace for the following year.

 

 

FEBRUARY 15, 2015
2015 open enrollment ends
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period, and will likely have to pay a bigger fine than 2014.

 

 

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Biden: ‘Everyone is going to be surprised’ by ObamaCare: Joey B. Appears On The Rachel Ray Show.

 

Vice President Biden on Monday urged Americans to check out the ObamaCare insurance exchanges on the final day of open enrollment during an appearance on the Rachel Ray Show.

 

The vice president and talk show host chatted about how those individuals with preexisting conditions could now gain coverage, and Biden told young Americans to enroll even if they feel “invincible.” Biden stressed that while Monday was the last day of the enrollment period, those who started their applications now could finish later.

 

“Get in the queue,” the vice president implored.

 

Biden also predicted that at the end of the open enrollment period, Americans would be surprised at how popular it was, despite the technical problems that plagued the early months of the exchange.

 

“I think everyone is going to be surprised and pleased at how this has turned out,” he said.

 

A White House official described Biden’s appearance as part of a last-effort push to encourage enrollment. According to the White House, 27,000 trained navigators will appear at 8,600 community health centers, among other locations, to enroll interested consumers on Monday.

 

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President Obama Presents State Department’s 2014 Women of Courage Award to Dr. Maha Al Muneef.


 

By Jueseppi B.

U.S. President Barack Obama presents Dr. Maha Al-Muneef with the U.S. Secretary of State's International Woman of Courage Award in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Photo by AP

U.S. President Barack Obama presents Dr. Maha Al-Muneef with the U.S. Secretary of State‘s International Woman of Courage Award in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Photo by AP

 

 

Obama honors Saudi woman with ‘courage award’

 

U.S. President Barack Obama met with a campaigner for women’s rights on Saturday, wrapping up a trip that was meant to allay Riyadh’s fears of a waning U.S. interest in the region.

 

The president personally awarded the State Department Woman of Courage Award to Dr. Maha Al Muneef, executive director of the National Family Safety Program. “Dr. Al Muneef has worked relentlessly to spread awareness about domestic violence and victims of child abuse,” the State Department said.

 

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN PRESENTING STATE DEPARTMENT’S 2014 WOMEN OF COURAGE AWARD

TO DR. MAHA AL MUNEEF

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THE PRESIDENT:  For the press, I just wanted to let everybody know Dr. Al Muneef was a recipient of the International Women of Courage Award that the State Department annually presents to women who are doing extraordinary work around the world advocating on behalf of women, children, and families.  She was not able to attend because of family health issues, but we were aware of the fact that we’d be able to see her here today to personally present the award.

I’m doing this on behalf of Michelle Obama, who normally is the presenter, and I know that Dr. Al Muneef is disappointed that it’s me instead of Michelle — appropriately so.  (Laughter.)  But Dr. Maha Al Muneef has been able to not only set up services here in the kingdom, but also, more importantly in some ways, been able to pass laws providing protections for women and children for domestic abuse and to provide a safe space and shelter for those who are suffering from domestic abuses.

     And so to see the kind of progress that’s been made, her ability to work with the kingdom to persuade many that this is an issue that’s going to be important to the society over the long term, I think makes this award fully justified.  And so we’re very, very proud of you and grateful for all the work you’re doing here and I’m looking forward to seeing you do even more wonderful things in the future.

     DR. AL MUNEEF:  Thank you.

     THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  And she has wonderful children who are over there taking pictures.  She’s very proud of them.

 

 

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TWO (2) Days Left to Get Covered. March 31st 2014 Open Enrollment Ends UNLESS You Have An Extension.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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The President Wants You to Get Covered Today: “Don’t Just Think About It, Just Do It”

 

There are only 2 days left to get health insurance coverage for 2014 at HealthCare.gov before open enrollment ends on March 31. If you haven’t signed up yet, the President wants you to get covered today.

 

As the President says, “No one’s invincible. We all get sick, or get into accidents. Life happens. But you should never have to worry you’ll lose everything to medical bills. That’s why health insurance is so important.”

 

If you’re not covered, don’t wait any longer — sign up today.

 

 

 

 

And if you already have health insurance, tell your friends, family, and co-workers that they need to get covered, too. Visit WH.gov/GetCovered for tips on how to spread the word.

 

MARCH 31, 2014

2014 open enrollment ends

If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period — and will likely have to pay a fine.

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2014

2015 open enrollment begins

You can search for and purchase health insurance in the Marketplace for the following year.

 

 

FEBRUARY 15, 2015

2015 open enrollment ends

If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period, and will likely have to pay a bigger fine than 2014.

 

 

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3 Days Left To #GetCovered. Deadline Is Monday The 31st Of March. Are YOU Covered?


 

By Jueseppi B.

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MARCH 31, 2014

2014 open enrollment ends

If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period — and will likely have to pay a fine.

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2014

2015 open enrollment begins

You can search for and purchase health insurance in the Marketplace for the following year.

 

 

FEBRUARY 15, 2015

2015 open enrollment ends

If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period, and will likely have to pay a bigger fine than 2014.

 

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The President Wants You to Get Covered Today: “Don’t Just Think About It, Just Do It”

 

Message from President Obama: Get Covered Today

 

Published on Mar 26, 2014

Time is running out to get health insurance coverage for 2014 at http://HealthCare.gov – open enrollment ends on March 31. If you haven’t signed up yet, get covered today.

 

 

 

There are only 5 days left to get health insurance coverage for 2014 at HealthCare.gov before open enrollment ends on March 31. If you haven’t signed up yet, the President wants you to get covered today.

 

As the President says, “No one’s invincible. We all get sick, or get into accidents. Life happens. But you should never have to worry you’ll lose everything to medical bills. That’s why health insurance is so important.”

 

If you’re not covered, don’t wait any longer — sign up today.

 

And if you already have health insurance, tell your friends, family, and co-workers that they need to get covered, too. VisitWH.gov/GetCovered for tips on how to spread the word.

 


 

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The White House Extends The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ObamaCARES) Enrollment Deadline.

 

Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension.

 

The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline.

 

Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.

 

Obama administration will allow more time to enroll in health care on federal marketplace

 

 

The rules, which will apply to the federal exchanges operating in three dozen states, will essentially create a large loophole even as White House officials have repeatedly said that the March 31 deadline was firm. The extra time will not technically alter the deadline but will create a broad new category of people eligible for what’s known as a special enrollment period.

 

The change, which the administration is scheduled to announce Wednesday, is supported by consumer advocates who want as many people as possible to gain insurance under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. But it’s likely to be criticized by Republicans who oppose the law and have denounced the way the administration is implementing it.

 

Administration officials said the accommodation is an attempt to prepare for a possible surge of people trying to sign up in the final days before the deadline. Such a flood could leave some people unable to get through the system.

 

“We are . . . making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment — either online or over the phone,” said Julie Bataille, director of the office of communications for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency overseeing the federal health-care exchange.

 

The extra time will not be restricted, though, to people who wait until the last minute to try to sign up. Although no one will be asked why they need an extension, the idea is to help people whose applications have been held up because of the Web site’s technical problems, or who haven’t been able to get the system to calculate subsidies to help them pay for coverage.

 

According to a Health and Human Services official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity about decisions that have not been made public, an exact time frame for this extension has not been set, and it will depend in part on how many people request it. Nor have officials decided precisely how long people will have to select a health plan after they get the extra time.

 

Starting in about mid-April, people will no longer be able to get extensions through HealthCare.gov. After that, consumers will be able to request one through one of the federally sponsored call centers nationwide. At that point, the grounds for an extension will become narrower, matching rules for special enrollment periods that have existed for the past few months. Those include people who have a new baby, are getting a divorce, lose a job with health insurance or had a technical problem signing up for coverage through HealthCare.gov.

 

Once the narrower rules take effect, people will still be trusted to tell the truth about why they need more time — a method known as “self-attestation.”

 

The new rules are similar to steps being taken — or contemplated — by some of the 14 states that are running their own health-insurance exchanges.

 

Last week, the governing board of Maryland’s exchange, which has been hampered by serious computer problems, decided to let residents complete their enrollments after the March 31 deadline, as long as they had started the process beforehand. Minnesota officials announced this week that they would do the same thing. Oregon’s governor plans to announce a similar plan this week, according to his spokeswoman, and the board of Nevada’s exchange is considering several alternatives, including a special enrollment period.

 

The impact of such leeway, coming in the final days of a sign-up period that began in October, remains unclear. This year’s enrollment period is the first opportunity for Americans who are unable to get affordable insurance through a job to choose whether to enroll in one of the plans offered under the 2010 law.

 

In recent weeks, the White House and its allies have been mounting an intense public relations campaign to motivate people to sign up. Amid signs of increasing interest, federal health officials have privately worried whether HealthCare.gov could withstand an expected last-minute enrollment surge this weekend.

 

Administration officials have adopted an enrollment target of 6 million Americans, forecast this winter by congressional budget analysts. The analysts had lowered their previous prediction of 7 million after problems with HealthCare.gov thwarted many people who attempted to enroll during the fall.

 

Until now, the March 31 deadline has been the date by which most Americans must choose a plan — or risk a government fine in the form of a tax penalty when they file their 2014 taxes next year. The fine will not apply to people who get an extension under the new rules and enroll in plans within the allotted time.

 

The constituency that has been most wary of extra sign-up time has been the insurance industry. Insurance firms selling plans in the new marketplace want to minimize the possibility that people might wait to get coverage until they become sick — a practice that would undermine the central idea of keeping costs in check by balancing people who are expensive to insure with those who are healthy and require little medical treatment.

 

On the other hand, consumer advocates say it is important to give as many people as possible a chance to obtain insurance.

 

“The whole point of the thing is to get people covered,” said Jon Kingsdale, a health-care consultant and former director of Massachusetts’s insurance exchange, which was the first in the country, opening several years before the federal law set up a similar national marketplace. “In the first year, there has been so much confusion, I think it’s only natural there will be people who just don’t feel as if they fully understood what the law was and what they were supposed to do and that the opportunity would close.”

 

 

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The President Answers Questions About Health Care from the Quora Community

 

President Obama answered questions on Quora, a leading question-and-answer website, about Affordable Care Act enrollment and how the law affects young peopleacross America.

 

The deadline to enroll for health care coverage for this year is March 31 — only seven days from now — so if you’re not covered yet, sign up today at HealthCare.gov. And if you do have health insurance, make sure to tell your friends, family, and co-workers why they need to get covered. Visit WH.gov/GetCoveredfor tips on how to spread the word.

 

Read the President’s responses to Quora users’ questions below.

 


 

Q: Why has ACA enrollment accelerated so much over the past few months? What changes did the White House make to make enrollment faster and easier?

 

A: First of all, if you still need to sign up for health insurance, you should go to HealthCare.gov right now and sign up for coverage. You’ve got just seven days left until the March 31st deadline. It’s last call for 2014 if you want to be covered this year.

 

Now, it’s no secret to anyone that we had some issues with the website at launch. But that was months ago. Thanks to a team of experts who worked around the clock to get the site working back then, response times on HealthCare.gov are faster than ever. Most young people are eligible for financial help to make health insurance more affordable. And more than 5 million people have already signed up for coverage — with tens of thousands more signing up every day.

 

We’ve also added more call center staffers to help people enroll over the phone, and launched new search tools at localhelp.healthcare.gov where you can find in-person help with filling out your application.

 

Historically, we know that most people buy health insurance close to the enrollment deadline. We’re human. We procrastinate. Massachusetts, which passed a health care law in 2006 that served as a model for the Affordable Care Act, saw similar trends early on in its enrollment period. In the first month people could sign up for plans in Massachusetts, just 123 people enrolled. After the first four months, 15,560 people had enrolled. And more than 20 percent of all those who enrolled in that first year signed up in the last month.

 

But the broader reason that enrollment has improved these past few months is that the Affordable Care Act is working. Folks are recognizing that quality, affordable health care is available to them in the marketplace, very often with a tax credit that lowers monthly premiums and makes coverage even more affordable. For many Americans, it’s the first time they’ve been able to afford care at all.

 

So, one more time: If you still need to sign up for health insurance, go to HealthCare.gov right now and get yourself covered — this is the last call for 2014.

 

 

 

Q: How will ACA affect how young people make career and job choices? If I’m a young person, how will the ACA impact my life?

 

A: First and foremost, it’s last call for 2014. If you haven’t signed up for health insurance and want to be covered in 2014, you should go to HealthCare.gov right now and sign up for coverage. You’ve got just seven days left until the March 31st deadline.

 

The whole point of health insurance is to protect you from massive medical bills that come with illness or injury. None of us are invincible – we all get sick or get into accidents. So for young people, health insurance is about peace of mind. It gives you the freedom to try several jobs until you find the one you love, chase that new idea, or start your own business, without fear that the unexpected will derail your dreams.

 

Before I signed the Affordable Care Act, many young people had difficulty finding affordable health insurance as they were starting their careers. Some were able to get coverage through their employer, but those who couldn’t often went without health insurance altogether. And that’s mostly because too often plans on the individual market were prohibitively expensive, and young people with pre-existing conditions were turned down when they applied for coverage because of their health history.

 

Today, thanks to the health care law, young adults can stay on their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26. Young people can also shop for coverage online through the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can compare plans and benefits and enroll in a plan that fits your budget, and many young people qualify for tax credits to help make coverage even more affordable. In fact, seven in ten single young adults without insurance now may get covered for under $100 a month through the Marketplace.

 

The law also provides new protections and benefits that are especially important for young people. Insurance companies now have to provide free preventive care that will help you stay healthy. They have to provide contraceptive care for women at no extra cost. Insurance companies can’t deny coverage or charge you more because you’ve been sick in the past, and they can’t charge women more than men for the same coverage.

 

So here’s the bottom line. If you want to take a chance and start your own business, or try multiple careers before you settle down, you’re not going to have to wonder whether or not you can do that because you’re worried about maintaining insurance coverage. And that’s what this law is about: health care that’s there for you when you need it; financial protection for you and your family if you get sick; the security of knowing that when life happens, you’ll be protected.

 

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Readout of the President’s Call with Health Care Navigators Announcing that 6 Million Americans Have Signed Up for Health Insurance

This afternoon, while traveling in Italy, President Obama convened a conference call with health care navigators and volunteers helping with enrollment efforts and announced that more than 6 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans through the federal and state Marketplaces since October 1. The President was joined on the call by several thousand grassroots volunteers, navigators and in-person assistors who are leading the effort to enroll millions of Americans in quality, affordable health insurance plans.

 

During the call, the President thanked the group for all their hard work to date and discussed the importance of building on this progress over the last four days of open enrollment. With consumers’ interest in signing up for health insurance surging – yesterday there were over 1.5 million visits to HealthCare.gov and over 430,000 calls to the call centers – the President encouraged the navigators and volunteers to redouble their efforts over the next four days and leave no stone unturned in trying to bring affordable health coverage to as many Americans as possible by the March 31 deadline. Nationwide, there more than 27,000 trained assistors in all fifty states who are helping consumers sign up in their communities. Consumers can find out how to get local in person help at this link on HealthCare.gov or through their state marketplaces.

 

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MARCH 31, 2014

2014 open enrollment ends

If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period — and will likely have to pay a fine.

 

 

NOVEMBER 15, 2014

2015 open enrollment begins

You can search for and purchase health insurance in the Marketplace for the following year.

 

 

FEBRUARY 15, 2015

2015 open enrollment ends

If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next open enrollment period, and will likely have to pay a bigger fine than 2014.

 

 

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The White House Blog™: Ending Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault In The United States. We the Geeks: Women Role Models.


 

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This week, I was honored to join a first-of-its-kind meeting at the White House: a roundtable of business leaders and advocates called upon to discuss building public-private partnerships aimed at helping end domestic violence and sexual assault in the United States. The meeting served as an opportunity to share strategies and concrete steps companies can take to address violence in their workplaces and communities.

 

During the gathering, we heard from several companies that are working to improve the status quo, including Avon, Macy’s, Allstate, Viacom, and Kaiser Permanente.

 

The need for action could not be more urgent. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in five women is the victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. In fact, 60% of Americans 15 years of age or older know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.

 

Not only does domestic violence affect victims and families; it can also harm entire communities and the nation. More than 8 million paid days of work are lost every year because of domestic violence, and even by conservative estimates, domestic violence costs our economy more than $8 billion a year in lost productivity, health, and mental health costs alone.

 

Since day one, the Obama administration has worked hard to combat violence against women. Vice President Biden has championed many of the administration’s efforts, including helping create new campaigns to reach teens and young adults, and working to build new initiatives to reduce domestic violence homicides. And to lead by example, President Obama has directed federal agencies to develop policies to address domestic violence and sexual assault in the federal workforce. Recently, President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

 

The White House’s commitment coincides with NO MORE’s goal of bringing together corporations to increase support for domestic violence and sexual assault programs. A collaboration of corporations and nonprofit organizations, NO MORE seeks to normalize the conversation around these issues and end the stigma, shame, and silence of domestic violence and sexual assault. Bringing the NO MORE campaign to White House for this important conversation was a reminder that working together can help end violence against women.

 

The spirit of yesterday’s gathering can be summed up by something President Obama once said about domestic violence:

 

We need to make sure every victim of domestic violence knows that they are not alone; that there are resources available to them in their moment of greatest need. And as a society, we need to ensure that if a victim of abuse reaches out for help, we are there to lend a hand. This is not just the job of government. It’s a job for all of us.

 

Related Topics: Violence PreventionWomen

 

 

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We the Geeks: Women Role Models

 

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We the Geeks: Women Role Models

 

Streamed live on Mar 20, 2014

Tune in tomorrow at 1pm ET for a #WeTheGeeks Hangout on Women Role Models, where women leaders in #STEM will share their stories and advice to inspire the next generation of young women leaders →http://wh.gov/lVu6h #WomenSucceed

 

 

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the Council on Women and Girls blog. See the original post here.

 

In order for the United States to continue to lead the world in innovation and reap the health, security, and economic benefits offered by cutting-edge discoveries in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), we must engage the nation’s full talent pool in these growing fields, including America’s girls and women.

 

On Thursday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the White House will host another episode of “We the Geeks,” this time focused on “Women Role Models.” Tune in to this Google+ Hangout to hear from women and girl STEM leaders as they share their stories and advice to inspire the next generation of young women to discover their inner geeks and become the inventors and leaders of tomorrow.

 

 

Viewers can join the conversation by asking questions on Twitter using #WeTheGeeks. And you can view the hangout Thursday at 1 p.m. ET by visiting www.WhiteHouse.gov/WeTheGeeks.

 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, and in addition to this We the Geeks, we at the White House have targeted a series of activities aimed at increasing the participation of women and girls in STEM. Research shows that outstanding women mentors and role models can break down stereotypes and help girls believe — by seeing — that they too can succeed in STEM education and careers. So we have a number of exciting activities lined up, throughout March, to showcase exceptional STEM women who can serve as role models to young people, especially girls, and inspire them to excel in STEM education and careers.

 

As an early kick-off, last Tuesday, OSTP’s Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs Patricia Falcone participated in an event around the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by the U.S. National Council-UN Women. At this event in New York City, Dr. Falcone joined an exceptional group of women to amplify a call to action for external organizations and companies to join the administration’s efforts in this domain, in particular through the work of the White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG) and the White House Working Families Summit planned for later in 2014. And next week, on Monday, March 24, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the National Women’s Business Council will host a Twitter Q&A to answer questions focused on helping women in STEM fields move from the lab to launch their own companies, including advice from women who have successfully made this transition.

 

In addition, throughout March, the CWG has published a series of blog posts highlighting progress to meet the CWG’s charge to ensure that the needs of women and girls are taken into account across federal agencies in the policies they draft, the programs they create, and the legislation they support, while underscoring that more work needs to be done. Each day this week, you can read about the incredible work being done through blog posts by NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Departments of Energy and Transportation, among others, here.

 

Outside of Women’s History Month activities, the Obama administration continues to take steps to ensure that America’s innovators, scientists, and engineers tap into our nation’s full talent pool of stellar STEM women, including bypromoting educational programs and environments that encourage the participation of women and girls in STEM fields; increasing opportunities for STEM mentorship to support young women throughout their STEM careers; and raising the profile of accomplished women and girls in STEM through digital platforms at the White House, and across agencies (check out Women@NASA and Women@Energy).

 

Check back right here throughout the remainder of March for more information about ways we are working to inspire the next generation of women and girl STEM innovators, and share your own stories about being amazing women and girls in STEM online using #STEMwomen.

 

 

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White House Climate Data Initiative Launch

 

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Published on Mar 20, 2014

The White House, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration highlight the Administration’s commitment to empowering America’s communities with the information they need to prepare for the impacts of climate change, including new announcements on using data-driven technologies and open government data to strengthen our Nation’s ability to prepare for the effects of climate change today and in the future. March 19, 2014.

 

 

 

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