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  • The President's Easter Reflections

    In this Easter season that is sacred to so many, President Obama and the First Lady join Christians around the world in reflecting upon the foundations of their faith. We are all reminded at this time, and throughout the year, of the important values that guide us. Those common values embodied in compassion, and caring for one another, truly being our brother and sister’s keeper, help to make us great as a nation.

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  • President Obama Speaks at the Third Annual Easter Prayer Breakfast

    This morning President Obama and Vice President Biden welcomed faith leaders from across the country to the White House to celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday. At this his third annual Easter prayer breakfast the President spoke about the great work that these various ministries do within their respective communities and the inspiration he draws from this work. He also reflected on the moments of doubt and uncertainty that all people of faith face from time to time but commented “…that’s precisely when we should remember Christ’s own doubts and eventually his own triumph…We are here today to celebrate that glorious overcoming, the sacrifice of a risen savior who died so that we might live.”

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The DNC Faith Team is Keeping Busy!
June 25, 2012
Rev. Derrick Harkins, the DNC’s National Director of Faith Outreach, met with faith leaders in Ohio and North Carolina to talk about the President’s accomplishments and the important choice before Americans this election cycle. These leaders praised the President’s values and his strong commitment to common good policy.
President Obama Stands Up for Young Immigrants
June 15, 2012
President Obama has announced a bold change to immigration policy. Young, eligible undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children will now be able to apply to continue legally studying or working in the country. This move was met with strong support from faith leaders across the country who agree that this is not a partisan issue but rather about equal opportunity.
Working with faith communities to protect the vote
November 4, 2011
In the DNC's continued efforts to combat voter suppression legislation Rev. Derrick Harkins met with faith leaders across the country to educate and amplify their efforts to ensure that all Americans can exercise their right to vote.