Friday, August 31, 2012

West Wing Week: 8/31/12 or, "It's Summer Mailbag Time!"



wh.gov: West Wing Week: 8/31/12 or, "It's Summer Mailbag Time!"

It's the summer's special Mailbag Edition of West Wing Week, featuring Elizabeth Olsen, Director of Presidential Correspondence. This week we're taking a moment to pick out a few of your letters from the thousands that arrive everyday here at the White House and answer some of your questions on immigration, healthcare, and the economy. That's August 24th to August 30th or, "It's Summer Mailbag Time!"

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Patriotism, High Ideals Motivate Many Convention Delegates



VOAVideo: Patriotism, High Ideals Motivate Many Convention Delegates

Delegates at U.S. party conventions come from all 50 states and several territories with one simple job - to nominate the candidate they hope will win the presidency in November. At the Republican National Convention, VOA's Suzanne Presto spoke with three first-time delegates with differing backgrounds and experience.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Romney Officially Becomes Republican Presidential Nominee



VOAVideo: Romney Officially Becomes Republican Presidential Nominee

The Republican party now has a nominee to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in November. VOA's Suzanne Presto is at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, and has this report about the nomination process, as well as the day's jeers and cheers.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Women's Equality Day!

suffrage = the right to vote

USCIS 100:48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. 
Describe one of them.



csnedek: Women's Equality Day - the journey

A timeline of the journey to the passage of the 19th Amendment. I put this together in honor of Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2010 - the 90th anniversary of the enactment of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

USCIS 100:48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

▪ Citizens eighteen (18) and older (can vote).
▪ You don’t have to pay (a poll tax) to vote.
▪ Any citizen can vote. (Women and men can vote.)
▪ A male citizen of any race (can vote).

USCIS 100: 77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?



soomopublishing: Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage

Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage is a parody music video paying homage to Alice Paul and the generations of brave women who joined together in the fight to pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in 1920.

USCIS 100:77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?

▪ fought for women’s rights
▪ fought for civil rights

wh.gov:  Presidential Proclamation - Women’s Equality Day, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

West Wing Week: 8/24/12 or, "The Historic, First-Ever Kids' State Dinner Edition!"



West Wing Week: 8/24/12 or, "The Historic, First-Ever Kids' State Dinner Edition!"

This week, The White House held an historic, first-ever Kids' State Dinner; hosted Americorps, School Improvement Grantees, and Presidential Innovation Fellows. The President held a news conference and spoke with regional reporters about the need for Congress to agree on a balanced deficit reduction plan; and the First Lady made a major veterans hiring announcement in Jacksonville, Florida. That's August 17th to 24th or, "The Historic, First-Ever Kids' State Dinner Edition!"

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process Video



USCIS: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process Video

Over the past three years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to focus its enforcement resources on the removal of individuals who pose a danger to national security or a risk to public safety, including individuals convicted of crimes with particular emphasis on violent criminals, felons, and repeat offenders, DHS will exercise prosecutorial discretion as appropriate to ensure that enforcement resources are not expended on low priority cases, such as individuals who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines. Individuals who demonstrate that they meet the guidelines below may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and may be eligible for employment authorization.

Visit uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals for more information.

Friday, August 17, 2012

West Wing Week 08/17/12 or, "Dream Day"



wh.gov: West Wing Week 08/17/12 or, "Dream Day"

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the White House hosted PTA day and the annual Iftar dinner, the President addressed the drought and spoke with the Curiosity team, and the Administration began accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. That's August 10th to August 16th or, "Dream Day."

Friday, August 10, 2012

West Wing Week 08/10/12 or "We Have A Moral, Sacred Duty"



wh.gov: West Wing Week 08/10/12 or "We Have A Moral, Sacred Duty"

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President continued to push for middle class tax cuts, spoke with both the AAPD Summer interns with disabilities and with the White House Summer Interns of 2012, signed the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act, and convened his Rural Council to discuss ways to ease the burden of drought. That's August 3rd to August 9th or "We Have A Moral Sacred Duty."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy Birthday, President Obama!

"Yes We Can!" Cake decorated by the Larson Family of San Jose, CA
in honor of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, January 2009.
 

Friday, August 3, 2012

West Wing Week 08/03/12 or "98 & 98"



wh.gov: West Wing Week 08/03/12 or "98 & 98"

This week, the First Lady brought 'Let's Move!' to the Summer Olympics, the President signed both the US-Israel Enhanced Security bill and HEARTH act, hosted twelve new Ambassadors to the United States, and met with inspirational groups of young people, both the PECASE science and engineering early career award winners and the 98 boys and 98 girls of the 2012 American Legion. That's July 27th to August 2nd or "98 & 98."