The question is not whether we need to act. The question is whether we will have the courage to act before it’s too late.– President Obama on Climate Change
"When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free." — President Obama on the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act– President Barack Obama
Today marks the start of Small Business Week — a time when we celebrate the thousands of small business owners across our country and recommit ourselves to giving them the support they need to grow and create jobs. These men and women not only employ nearly half of all American private sector employees, they are the economic engines that drives our country forward.That’s why from the moment President Obama stepped into the Oval Office, he made small businesses a top priority.Read More
Today, President Barack Obama sent the following email to supporters encouraging them to support the Hope Institute, a program that helps young people from underrepresented communities break into politics:
Across the country there are young people with great big, new ideas for our country's future who are not very likely to find their way into politics.
A store clerk in Toledo who has terrific, fresh ideas for clean energy policy, but can't afford an unpaid internship to work for his senator. A student body president in Las Vegas who watches C-SPAN religiously, but doesn't see anyone who looks like her on the House floor.
Young people like these being handed an instruction manual and shown how to succeed in shaping their country? That's not a very likely story.
But then, a skinny guy with a name that was hard for most people to pronounce getting elected president of the United States was also an unlikely story -- until you decided to make it happen.
This summer, 40 young people from underrepresented communities across the country will be flown to Washington, D.C. for the Hope Institute -- a crash course in political organizing, where they'll get to hear from seasoned campaign veterans and public servants, and gain the tools to help write the next great chapter in our nation's history.
And Democrats are picking up the tab, because we believe that helping to cultivate the next generation of Democratic leaders is worth investing in -- and because sometimes the same old story won't do.
This is something that means a lot. I hope you'll support this important work.
What I care about is keeping my child healthy — and that's what Obamacare makes possible.
My daughter Zoe was born with a congenital heart defect that required her to have multiple open heart surgeries in the first few months of her life. By the time she was six months old, she had already reached over half of her lifetime health insurance cap, which would have left us unable to pay for the continuing care and future surgeries required for Zoe to survive.
I can't tell you how relieved I was when Obamacare passed. I got a letter from our insurance company telling us that Zoe's lifetime cap had been removed. It meant my family wouldn't have to lose everything to keep my daughter alive.
By re-electing Barack Obama, Americans sent the clear message that we want Obamacare.
But for some reason, Republicans continue to fight against the will of the American people. Maybe it's because they'll do anything to stop the President from succeeding or maybe they want to keep giving insurance companies record profits. Either way, I don't care. What I care about is keeping my child healthy — and that's what Obamacare makes possible.
My family, and hundreds of thousands of families like mine across the country, have been through so much. We deserve better than Republicans continuously fighting against a policy that's been voted on, upheld by the Supreme Court, and reaffirmed by the American people.
Join me and sign this petition telling Republicans to stop trying to repeal Obamacare.
Over 40 years ago, my mom decided to do what so many moms had done before her. She decided to leave her home country so that her children could have a better life with more opportunity, better education, and freedom -- she decided to immigrate to the United States. As we celebrate Mother's Day this year, let's pause to think of immigrant moms like mine who would stop at nothing to give their kids a better life with more opportunity. Let's rededicate ourselves to finding commonsense solutions and support the President's plan to fix our broken immigration system.Read More