Weekly Women's Update
Welcome to this edition of the Council on Women and Girls’ Weekly Highlights. This week the Administration joined all Americans in mourning the tragedy in Tucson, reflected upon the one year anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake and proclaimed January as National Stalking Awareness Month.
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President Obama: Memorial in Arizona
The President speaks at a memorial event for the victims of the tragic shooting in Arizona, “Together We Thrive: Tucson and America.”
An Open Letter to Parents Following the Tragedy in Tucson
The First Lady writes a letter to parents on how they can discuss the tragedy in Tuscon, AZ with their children.
Haiti: One Year Later
Patrick Gaspard, Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs and the highest ranking Haitian-American official in the Obama Administration, reflects on the one year anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti.
Presidential Proclamation on National Stalking Awareness Month
President Obama proclaims January as National Stalking Awareness Month, furthering his unprecedented, comprehensive strategy to combat violence against women.
Meet the Women of the Administration: Ambassador Miriam Sapiro
Ambassador Miriam Sapioro, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, shares with us her role models, interests and much more.
Women and Girls and the Obama Administration
From lighting the White House pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to speaking out on Violence Against Women, the Women and Girls and the Obama Administration photo gallery gives you a glimpse into how the Administration is working to empower women and girls at home and abroad.
Weekly Address: Tax Cuts Kicking In
The President touts the new benefits coming from the tax cut compromise for any business large or small, tens of millions of workers and families, and the economy itself.
West Wing Week: Preview of "Dispatches from Sudan"
Watch a preview of "Dispatches from Sudan" and join General Scott Gration, President Obama's Special Envoy to Sudan for a unique look at the historic referendum that could result in the world's newest nation.
Photo of the Day
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk back to the Residence after joining White House staff on the South Lawn of the White House to observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Arizona shootings Jan. 10, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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