By Jueseppi B.
White House Schedule – April 2nd, 2014
President Barack Obama hits Chicago for a few hours on Wednesday to headline two fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee, after a stop in Ann Arbor to rally support to raise the federal minimum wage. Obama is the draw at a roundtable at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse hosted by Mesirow Financial Chairman and CEO Richard Price where about 25 are expected; the tab is up to $32,400. Later, Obama heads to Lincoln Park for a dinner of about 55 who donated up to $10,000–at the Lincoln Park home of Craig Freedman and Grace Tsao-Wu, who is an Obama major donor and fund-raiser.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2nd, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY, April 2nd, 2014
In Ann Arbor, the President will deliver remarks at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on raising the national minimum wage. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.
Following this event, the President will depart Ann Arbor, Michigan en route Chicago, Illinois. The departure from Willow Run Airport and the arrival at Chicago O’Hare International Airport are open press.
Later in the afternoon, the President will attend a DNC event. Following this, the President will deliver remarks and answer questions at a DNC dinner. The first event is closed press, and the dinner is open to the print pool for remarks only.
At night, the President will depart Chicago en route Washington, DC. The departure from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and arrival on the South Lawn are open press.
Wednesday, April 2 2014 All Times ET Except Chicago Event Times
10:00 AM: THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.
11:15 AM: THE PRESIDENT departs the White House, South Lawn.
11:30 AM: THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews.
12:55:PM: THE PRESIDENT arrives Michigan, Willow Run Airport.
3:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
4:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT departs Michigan, Willow Run Airport.
4:00 PM CDST: THE PRESIDENT arrives Chicago, Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
4:45 PM CDST: THE PRESIDENT attends a DNC event, Chicago Cut Steakhouse, Chicago, Illinois.
6:55 PM CDST: THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and answers questions at a DNC dinner, Private Residence, Chicago, Illinois.
8:30 PM CDST: THE PRESIDENT departs Chicago, Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
11:10 PM EDST: THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews.
11:25 PM EDST: THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House, South Lawn.
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Ann Arbor, Michigan
Schedule for the Week of April 2nd to April 4th, 2014.
On Wednesday, the President will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan for an event on his proposal to raise the national minimum wage. Following this event, he will travel to Chicago, Illinois to attend DNC events.
On Thursday, the President and First Lady will host members of the United States teams and delegations from the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games at the White House.
On Friday, the President will host Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa of Tunisia at the White House. During the meeting, the President looks forward to discussing the commitment Tunisia’s leaders have made to advancing Tunisia’s democracy and how the United States can further support Tunisia’s historic transition. The leaders will discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest, including U.S. economic, political, and security assistance to support the Prime Minister’s reform agenda and Tunisia’s stability. Prime Minister Jomaa’s visit is a demonstration of the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Tunisian people, and America’s enduring commitment to Tunisia’s democratic transition. The Vice President will also attend.
President Obama Speaks on Raising the National Minimum Wage
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First Lady Michelle Obama, School Children & FoodCorps Leaders Plant 6th Annual White House Kitchen Garden.
First Lady Michelle Obama, School Children, and FoodCorps Leaders to Plant Sixth Annual White House Kitchen Garden
Washington, DC—On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 3:30 PM ET, First Lady Michelle Obama will join FoodCorps leaders and local students to plant the White House Kitchen Garden for the sixth year in a row. In 2009, Mrs. Obama planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn to initiate a national conversation around the health and wellbeing of our nation—a conversation that evolved into her Let’s Move! initiative. Since Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! in 2010, parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, military leaders, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders, and kids themselves have stepped up to improve the health of our nation’s children. And thanks to these efforts, we are moving toward a healthier new norm all across the country.
This year, Mrs. Obama is inviting the founders of FoodCorps and six FoodCorps service members to join her at the garden planting. FoodCorps is part of the AmeriCorps Service Network. This nationwide program is dedicated to teaching children about healthy food, how it grows, and where it comes from, and ensuring they have access to these foods each and every day. Serving under the direction of state and community partners, FoodCorps members across the country dedicate a year of public service to help children grow up in healthy school food environments. This fall, FoodCorps plans to serve local DC schools, Cleveland Elementary School, Friendship Public Charter School, and Kimball Elementary School—students from these schools will also be attending the garden planting. In addition, Mrs. Obama will be joined in the garden by students from Bancroft Elementary School and Harriet Tubman Elementary School, who have been active participants in the White House Kitchen Garden.
The following FoodCorps service members will attend the garden planting:
- Eileen Garcia (Woodbridge, CT): Eileen’s service site is a non-profit community farm that is close enough to some of the schools she serves that students can walk there for their lessons. Her schools include: Ansonia Middle School, Ansonia High School, Mead School, and Prendergast School.
- Whitney Smith (Detroit, MI): Whitney is serving a second FoodCorps service term at the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, where she educates students on gardening, food justice, and nutrition and instructs youth on urban agriculture. Her schools include: Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology, Muhammed University of Islam, and Shrine of the Black Madonna Nursery School.
- Greg Beach (Boston, MA): Greg’s service site is City Sprouts, a nonprofit school garden organization that partners with urban public schools to integrate academic and environmental education in schools and neighborhoods. His schools include: Fletcher Maynard Academy, Tobin Montessori School, King Open School, Vassal Lane Upper School, Cambridgeport School, and Cambridge Street Upper School.
- Tim Williams (Wilmington, NC): At Feast Down East, Tim creates and maintains school gardens, and helps to develop a farm-to-cafeteria campaign and a Chef to School Program. His schools include: Snipes Academy of Art and Design, Forest Hills Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Rachel Freeman School of Engineering, Supply Elementary, and Town Creek Elementary.
- Sarah Ting (Oakland, CA): Sarah’s service site isOakland Unified School District where she teaches and collaborates with the Farm to School Supervisor on district level procurement for the National School Meal Program.
- Alexis Sangalang (Camden, NJ): Alexis serves with the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids located in Camden, New Jersey. Her schools include: Holy Name School, E.C.O. Charter School, Early Childhood Development Center Respond, Inc., Center for Family Services, Head Start, and D.U.E. Season Charter School.
The Past White House Kitchen Garden Projects…..
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