Posts Tagged ‘refugees

29
Jan
17

This Is Who We Must Always Be

23
Sep
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

10AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

12:30PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

3PM: President Obama meets with Secretary of Defense Carter

4:20PM: President Obama delivers remarks at a reception in honor of the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

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21
Sep
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

11:15AM: President Obama delivers remarks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

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1:05PM: President Obama meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

2PM: President Obama meets with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia

3:25PM: President Obama departs New York

4:40PM: President Obama arrives at the White House

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20
Sep
16

Chat Away

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31
Aug
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

10:20AM: President Obama departs the White House

3:30PM: President Obama arrives in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

5PM: President Obama delivers remarks at the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit

6:30PM: President Obama departs Lake Tahoe en route to Honolulu, Hawaii

11:50PM: President Obama arrives in Honolulu, Hawaii

12:30AM: President Obama delivers remarks at the 2016 Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders

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28
Apr
16

President Barack Obama: Don’t Give Away Your Power

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President Barack Obama speaks to student journalists at a “daily briefing.” College student journalists were participating in the first College Reporter Day, an opportunity to discuss issues of importance to college campuses with administration officials

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Hi All

I wanted to address the ?? about OFA posted on an earlier OFA thread

In 2008 and 2012 OFA was a partisan electoral group whose sole purpose was to elect Barack Obama.

Today we are a 5013C non-partisan group that CANNOT work on electoral politics. We will retain that status after the President retires and hope he will join us in our community organizing efforts. We will no longer switch off the non profit status since we no longer need to get him elected.

Having said that several OFA volunteers are working on election politics with our “hats off”. We are volunteering on local elections, presidential elections and working on ballot initiatives, but our title is “engaged citizen” not OFA volunteer.

I am working on voter registration, and participating in delegate elections this weekend. Several other volunteers in Santa Rosa are registering voters, and calling for Hillary and Bernie.

If you would like to get involved with voter registration I would suggest you contact the local Democratic party or league of Women Voters.

If you would like to work on Hillary’s campaign in CA i have that contact info – send me an email whatisworking@gmail.com

Also – remember that although the official organization of OFA is not active in election politics – many of the OFA paid staff, volunteer staff, and OFA Fellows, will join candidates staff.

Just this week Jennifer Warner – National Field Director for OFA (#2 spot at HQ) stepped down to join the Hillary campaign.

In 2014 Sonoma County had an OFA Fellow who was hired by Tom Udall’s staff and he worked in NM for both Udall and Ben Ray Lujan. Having OFA Fellow on your resume still gets you in the door for on political campaigns.

Although the superb electoral organization and strategy we saw in 2008 and 2012 is no longer a part of OFA it lives on in the staff and volunteers that elected PBO twice.

If you live outside of CA, and can’t find anyone to work with, send me a note, I can see if my contacts can get you a name.

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01
Dec
15

On being pro-life

I’m going to claim a mantle I never thought I would: I’m pro-life.

Of course, that means something far different from the mainstream definition.

You won’t see me picketing Planned Parenthood clinics yelling “murderer” at women going in to get their yearly pap smear.

Instead you will see me working to make contraception available freely, so that pregnancies are prevented in the first place, and women for the large part won’t have to make the agonizing choice to abort their fetus.

You won’t see me voting for politicians who work to gut programs aimed at children and families in the cause of “fiscal responsibility”, while they line the pockets of their wealthy backers. Bill Gates doesn’t need a handout; a mother struggling to feed and care for her children does. And it’s not a “handout”: it’s an investment in fostering a strong, healthy society, one in which all its members flourish, rather than just a privileged few.

Continue reading ‘On being pro-life’

21
Nov
15

This Is What It Means To Be A Refugee

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Continue reading ‘This Is What It Means To Be A Refugee’

18
Nov
15

Tweets Of The Day

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The more things change, the more they stay the same

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18
Nov
15

This Is Leadership. Thanks, President Obama

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