By Jueseppi B.
Join our hangout with Kal Penn, Young Invincibles, and more
On Wednesday, December 4th, we’re hosting more than 150 leaders from across the country at the White House for a Youth Summit — where young people will have a chance to discuss the Affordable Care Act and other issues important to them.
Whether you can be at the Summit in person or not, we still want to hear from you.
That’s why tonight, at 8 p.m. ET, we’re hosting a Google+ Hangout with White House Senior Communications Advisor Tara McGuinness, Kal Penn, and Young Invincibles.
You can also comment or ask questions throughout the Hangout using hashtag #WHYouth on Twitter and on Google+.
Throughout President Obama’s career, he has been fighting for young people. Whether it’s increasing access to higher education or expanding health care coverage, giving young people a fair shot has been and always will be a priority.
The President also believes in reaching out to youth across the country to make sure we’re hearing what they have to say, and helping them better understand the policies and programs that impact them.
And don’t forget that on December 4th, you can watch the Summit live starting at 2:00 pm ET on Whitehouse.gov/live. Throughout the day, White House staff, HHS officials, and other special guests will be taking questions submitted on Twitter using hashtag #WHYouth.
President Obama Delivers Remarks At A World AIDS Day Event
President Obama delivers remarks at a World AIDS Day event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, December 2
December 02, 2013
04:07 PM EST
The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” Now more than ever, it is a fitting theme as the United States focuses, both on the domestic and global fronts, on building partnerships that strengthen our response to HIV and AIDS.
Here in the U.S., we are working with state, tribal and local governments, community groups, and other key stakeholders to implement this country’s first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy (the Strategy) launched by President Obama in 2010. Since the launch, we have made significant progress in strengthening scientific investments, expanding effective HIV prevention, and connecting stakeholders in both the public and private sectors.
Last July, as the next step in implementing the Strategy, the President established via Executive Order the HIV Care Continuum Initiative, which focuses on the gaps in care and prevention, especially among communities with the greatest HIV burden. Today the White House Office of National AIDS Policy released a report that contains the first recommendations from the Initiative describing how federal efforts will be integrated to strengthen testing, linkage to care, retention and treatment for people living with HIV.
The next stage of implementing the Strategy will be guided by the work on the Initiative, in conjunction with ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which will increase access to affordable healthcare coverage for thousands of persons living with HIV and millions at risk for infection.
Statement by the Press Secretary on S. 1545
On Monday, December 02, 2013, the President signed into law:
S. 1545, the “PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013,” which reauthorizes and extends a few authorities related to the efforts to combat global HIV/AIDS, including the limitation on U.S. contributions to the Global Fund; funding allocation requirements for bilateral global HIV/AIDS assistance; and annual reports that, among other things, require establishing targets for HIV prevention, treatment, and care on a country-by-country basis.
06:08 PM EST
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the delivery of the Official White House Christmas Tree. The tree, a 18 1/2-foot high and nearly 11 foot wide Douglas Fir arrived in a horse-drawn carriage.
Members of the National Christmas Tree Association have presented the official White House Christmas Tree for display in the Blue Room each year since 1966. This year, the tree will be presented to the First Lady by the Botek family, growers of this year’s tree, and the Wyckoff family, winners of the National Christmas Tree Association’s National Christmas Tree contest. The Boteks are second-generation Christmas Tree farmers from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, PA, and the Wyckoff farm has been family owned for six generations — since 1839. This year, four trees from the farm will be featured throughout the White House during the holiday season.
Victims of Sexual Abuse Speak Out
Published on Dec 2, 2013
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