These young people that I met at McKinley Tech today are the reason I'm hopeful about the future. To all the young people headed back to school around the country: Make us proud. You're the next generation of leaders, and we need you.
Quotes from the President—for your wall. Get a poster from the @OFA Store today. → Link in profile.
Not all heroes wear capes—but some do.
"At the end of the day, the one thing I’m absolutely convinced about is: Everybody cares about their kids, their grandkids, and the kind of world we pass on to them." —President Obama #ActOnClimate#SXSL
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"Last year, across every race, across every age group in America, incomes rose and poverty fell. The typical household income grew by about $2,800—which is the single-biggest one-year increase on record. We lifted 3.5 million people out of poverty, the largest one-year drop since 1968." —President Obama
"That’s our most important mission, to make sure our kids and our grandkids have at least as beautiful a planet, and hopefully more beautiful, than the one that we have. And today, I'm a little more confident that we can get the job done." —President Obama #ActOnClimate#ParisAgreement
Fall is in the air.
"We embrace conservation because healthy and diverse lands and waters help us build resilience to climate change." —President Obama
Taking bold action to combat climate change is critical—say you support the fight. → Link in profile. #ActOnClimate
Happy 100th birthday to our National Park Service, which works tirelessly to preserve our parks. These breathtaking national treasures show the real beauty of our country, and our children and grandchildren should be able to enjoy that beauty, too. That's why President Obama has worked so hard to protect more than 265 million acres of land and water—more than any other president in history. #NPS100
Today is the last day to enter for a chance to see James Taylor perform live in Chicago this summer. Don't miss it. → Link in profile.
"I’ve selected a nominee who is widely recognized not only as one of America’s sharpest legal minds, but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, integrity, even-handedness, and excellence." —President Obama
Add your name if you think Judge Merrick Garland deserves a fair hearing. → Link in profile.
You and a friend could fly to Chicago this summer to meet James Taylor—and see him perform live. Enter now for your chance. → Link in profile.
"Tomorrow marks six years since I signed the Affordable Care Act into law ... After nearly a century of effort, and thanks to the thousands of people who fought so hard to pass and implement this law, we have at last succeeded in leaving our kids and grandkids a country where pre-existing conditions exclusions are a thing of the past, affordable options are within our reach, and health care is no longer a privilege, but a right." —President Obama
Seven years ago today, President Obama signed the #RecoveryAct—when we were in the midst of an economic recession. Since then, our economy has made real progress.
President Obama has protected more than 265 million acres of land and water—more than any president in history. #FindYourPark
"After reaching 10 percent in 2009, the unemployment rate has now fallen to 4.9 percent—even as more Americans joined the job market last month. So this is the first time that the unemployment rate has dipped below five percent in almost eight years. Americans are working." —President Obama
The deadline to #GetCovered is here. Find a plan that works for you. → Link in profile.
"We're going to keep pushing until every single girl has the rights, and the opportunities, and the freedom to go as far as her dreams will take her." —President Obama
Add your name if you agree that it's time for #EqualPay. → Link in profile.