Shannon Watts, Everytown For Gun Safety: TWEET NOW: Ask These Celebs To Pressure Target.


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REMEMBER! everytown1

 

Target just doesn’t get it.

 

More than 300,000 of the company’s customers have asked Target to stand up for customer safety and prohibit people from openly carrying guns in its stores, yet the company’s leaders still haven’t taken any action.

 

So, it’s time to turn up the heat. Maybe Target will heed our call if some of the influential moms and women who sell products on its shelves speak out.

 

Using our Fast Tweet tool, please take a minute to tweet at Jessica Alba, Bethenny Frankel and Rachael Ray and ask them to urge Target to enact a gun sense policy

 

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When these businesswomen teamed up with Target, they probably didn’t expect customers flaunting semiautomatic rifles to be part of the deal.

 

  • Jessica Alba is a mom of two, and founder of Honest Company, which started selling its products at Target just this month.

 

  • Bethenny Frankel is a mom of one; her Skinny Girl products, including Skinny Girl Cocktails, are sold at Target.

 

  • Rachael Ray is a celebrity chef and entrepreneur who is famous for her fast, easy, family-friendly recipes. Her line of cookware and other products are sold at Target.

 

Target — and its brand partners — need to know that we want a safe shopping environment for our families. If Target wants our business, its leaders need to act.

 

Please visit our Fast Tweet page today and invite Jessica Alba, Bethenny Frankel and Rachael Ray to join our effort to make shopping at Target a safer experience for everyone.

 

Thank you for continuing to put pressure on Target. Together, we’ll get the company’s leaders to make this right.

 

 

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Shannon Watts
Founder
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

The Purpose of Semi-Automatic Weapons Is To Kill People

 

Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense gun policies. We are moms, mayors, survivors, and concerned citizens.

 

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Please Tweet three of Target’s most influential partners – Jessica Alba, Bethenny Frankel and Rachael Ray – and ask them to urge Target to prohibit the open carry of loaded guns in and around its stores.

 

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Jessica Alba

 .@JessicaAlba moms don’t want open carry where we shop for @Honest products. Tell @Target to get #gunsense #OffTarget #MomsDemand

 .@JessicaAlba – @Honest it’s time for @Target to prohibit open carry. #OffTarget #MomsDemand pic.twitter.com/GNi4icqNMW

 

 

Bethenny Frankel

 .@Bethenny @SkinnyGirl cocktails and open carry don’t mix. Please urge @Target to adopt a #gunsense policy. #OffTarget #MomsDemand

 .@Bethenny moms love @SkinnyGirl but we won’t risk our safety to buy them. Tell @Target to get #gunsense. #OffTarget #MomsDemand

 

 

 

Rachael Ray

 .@RachaelRay please tell @Target to prohibit open carry of guns in its stores #OffTarget #MomsDemand pic.twitter.com/GNi4icqNMW

 Moms love @RachaelRay products, but not open carry of guns. Rachael, please urge @Target to get #gunsense. #OffTarget #MomsDemand

 

 

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The White House: Last Call For Health Insurance. It’s The Last Day To Get Covered. Joey B. Visits Rachael Ray.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Last Call for Health Insurance: It’s the Last Day to Get Covered

 

If you don’t have health insurance, today is the last day to get coverage that starts in 2014. Go right now to HealthCare.gov to sign up.

 

There are three ways to sign up:

 

 

Don’t put it off any longer — get covered now!

 

 

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Rachael Ray Tears Up During Joe Biden’s Last-Minute Obamacare Pitch

 

 

Published on Mar 31, 2014

3-31-14 – Vice President Joe Biden took his final pitch on the Affordable Care Act to Rachael Ray’s syndicated program Monday and found an emotional, effective pitchwoman in the daytime talk show host. Ray began to tear up as she described to Biden and her audience how her family used Healthcare.gov to help her brother find a new insurance plan after he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. “My mom and my sister went on the site and used it as a resource to find the people in our community and they found the right healthcare for my brother and his child,” Ray explained. “It is such an important resource for Americans, and I just thank this administration for doing this.”

 

RELATED: Ellen Thanks Obama for Obamacare: ‘Everyone’s Very Grateful You Did This’

 

Biden then used Ray’s story to tout the “peace of mind” Obamacare can bring to people like her brother and millions of other Americans who will no longer be able to be dropped by their insurance companies for having pre-existing conditions. When Ray pointed out that she was “getting teary” because of how “emotional” the issue is for her, Biden commiserated, saying, “No, it’s personal.”

 

“I hope that young people take it seriously enough to get online today and get signed up,” Ray said to her viewers on the final day of the enrollment period. “It’s so important to take advantage of this.”

 

 

 

 

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@FLOTUS No bones about it: Today’s the last day to sign up for health insurance. #GetCoveredNow → http://Healthcare.gov 

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@WhiteHouse You've still got time to #BeatTheBuzzer and sign up for health insurance. #GetCoveredNow → http://Healthcare.gov

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You’ve still got time to #BeatTheBuzzer and sign up for health insurance. #GetCoveredNow → http://Healthcare.gov

 

 

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:

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s National Tour Celebrating The 3rd Anniversary Of Let’s Move!


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

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The White House

 

Office of the First Lady

 

For Immediate Release
February 20, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama to Embark on National Tour Celebrating Third Anniversary of Let’s Move!

 

February 27-28th, First Lady to make stops in Clinton, MS; Chicago, IL; Springfield, MO

 

WASHINGTON, DC – On February 27, 2013, First Lady Michelle Obama will kick off a two day nation-wide tour celebrating the third anniversary of Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. The tour will showcase progress and announce new ways the country is coming together around the health of our children. Mrs. Obama will also travel to New York City this week to talk about the third anniversary of Let’s Move! on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show.

 

On Twitter, follow @FLOTUS and @LetsMove for live updates from the national tour and join the conversation using the hashtag #LetsMoveTour.

 

Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010 to unite the country around our kids’ health and create real support for families to live healthier lives.  Since then 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.

 

Thanks to these efforts, families now have access to more information to make healthier decisions for their children. Young people now have more opportunities for physical activity in their communities. Food in schools has been dramatically improved.  More Americans now have access to healthy, affordable food closer to home. And the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off, and even declined in some cities and states.

 

More information on three years of healthy changes can be found here:

http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2013/02/08/lets-move-three-years-working-towards-healthier-generation-children

 

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013

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Mrs. Obama will be in New York City to talk about the third anniversary of Let’s Move! with several national TV outlets. Mrs. Obama will appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, to air the evening of Friday, February 22. The First Lady previously appeared on the show in a special comedy sketch facing off with Fallon in a lively fitness challenge taped at the White House for the second anniversary of Let’s Move!.

 

Mrs. Obama will also film a segment with Robin Roberts about the anniversary and a new Let’s Move! partnership that makes finding healthy, reliable recipes easy for busy parents. The interview will air on Good Morning America on Tuesday, February 26.

 

The First Lady, joined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will also tape an episode of The Dr. Oz Show to talk about how physical activity affects both children’s health and academic achievement. This episode will air on Thursday, February 28, the day Mrs. Obama and Secretary Duncan will make a major announcement about bringing physical activity back to schools.

 

 

The First Lady’s Let’s Move! national tour schedule is below:

 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013

Clinton, MS * 2:00 PM CT /3:00 PM ET * Change is Happening

 

First Lady Michelle Obama will join TV personality and child nutrition advocate Rachael Ray to highlight the new healthy school lunches that are now being served across the nation. Thanks to the bi-partisan Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by Mrs. Obama and Ray, and signed into law by the President in 2010, the 32 million students who eat lunch provided by their school are now seeing more fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free milk varieties, and whole grains; less saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium; and proper portion size on their lunch trays. Mrs. Obama and Rachael Ray will host a cooking competition between school chefs to highlight the new healthier school lunches. This portion of the visit will be pooled press and will also air on The Rachael Ray Show on March 11.

 

Mrs. Obama and Rachael Ray chose to highlight school lunches in Mississippi, which was rated the most obese state in the nation for several years, because the state’s childhood obesity rates have declined by 13% among elementary school students in recent years.  Mississippi is  one of several states and cities to show decreases in childhood obesity.  The Clinton Public School District in Mississippi, where the First Lady will be visiting, mobilized the entire community to make their schools healthier to support their children’s physical wellness and academic achievement. With leadership from the Superintendent, Board of Education, parents, students and community leaders, Clinton made healthy schools a top priority and implemented district-wide changes to bring physical activity and nutritious choices to students – all with no additional funding.

 

Mrs. Obama and Mississippi leaders will deliver remarks to highlight the changes happening in Mississippi and across the nation. These remarks will be open press, members of the media can RSVP HERE by Friday, February 22 at 5:00 PM ET.

 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Chicago, IL * 11:00 AM CT / 12:00 PM ET * Bringing Physical Activity Back to Schools

 

First Lady Michelle Obama will return to her hometown of Chicago to make a major announcement to bring physical activity back to schools. The First Lady will be joined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, NIKE, Inc. President & CEO Mark Parker, Dominique Dawes, Gabby Douglas, Allyson Felix, Bob Harper, Bo Jackson, Colin Kaepernick, Sarah Reinertsen, Paul Rodriguez, Serena Williams, a surprise musical guest and thousands of Chicago area teachers and students at the event hosted by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

 

Studies show that kids need at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day to stay healthy, but they’re spending an average of 7 or more hours a day in front of a screen, and only 1 in 3 kids is active daily. In addition to the health benefits of an active lifestyle, research indicates that regular physical activity can improve test scores, classroom behavior and attendance. Yet, only 4% of elementary schools, 8% of middle schools and 2% of high schools currently offer daily P.E. and only 9 states require recess in elementary schools. Kids spend about half their time in schools, and the First Lady will call on leaders to work together to support schools’ efforts to ensure that all kids get the physical activity they need to stay healthy and succeed in school.

 

This event will be open press, members of the media can RSVP HERE by Monday, February 25 at 5:00 PM ET.

 

 

Springfield, MO * 2:25 PM CT/3:25 ET * Healthy Families, Thriving Businesses

 

First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Springfield, Missouri to see changes Walmart has made to reduce sodium and added sugars from packaged food items, to make healthier food more affordable, and to include a simple front-of-package seal for identifying healthier food choices. The Walmart store Mrs. Obama will visit was built as part of the company’s commitment to Let’s Move! to open or expand up to 300 stores in communities with limited access to healthy, affordable food. This store tour will be pooled press.

 

Walmart is one of many businesses across the country that is making healthy changes to support their customers, because they recognize that what’s good for their customer’s health is also good for their business. Following the tour, Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks about how supporting the health of American families is also good for business, and remind consumers that it’s up to them to continue demanding healthier options.  These remarks will be open press, and members of the media can RSVP HERE by Monday, February 25 at 5:00 PM ET.

 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

Washington, DC * 11:10 ET * First Lady Michelle Obama Joins a Google+ Hangout

 

Following the national tour, First Lady Michelle Obama will continue the dialogue about healthy families online through her first Google+ Hangout. Continuing a series of “Fireside Hangouts” from the White House, Mrs. Obama will participate in a completely virtual conversation with parents and kids from around the country, moderated by Kelly Ripa, Emmy Award-winning co-host of daytime talk show LIVE with Kelly and Michael.

 

For a chance to join the Google+ Hangout with First Lady Michelle Obama, Google+ is inviting families to share their thoughts and questions on how we could raise healthier families and communities on the Let’s Move YouTube channel. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, February 28, 2013 on theLet’s Move! YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/letsmove.

 

The First Lady’s Fireside Hangout will be streamed live on LetsMove.gov, theLet’s Move! YouTube Channel and the White House Google+ Page at 11:10 a.m. ET on March 4th, 2013.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2013

Washington, DC * First Lady Michelle Obama Answers Questions on Twitter

 

First Lady Michelle Obama will answer questions about her Let’s Move!initiaive using her office’s @FLOTUS twitter account. Additional details will be released closer to the event.

 

For live updates from the national Let’s Move! tour, follow @FLOTUS and@LetsMove. Use the hashtag #LetsMoveTour to join the conversation.

 

 

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