Along with mourning Tyre and supporting his family, it’s up to all of us to mobilize for lasting change. To learn more about how communities can reimagine public safety to prevent both crime and injustice, go to obama.org/anguish-and-ac….
The vicious, unjustified beating of Tyre Nichols and his ultimate death at the hands of five Memphis police officers is just the latest, painful reminder of how far America still has to go in fixing how we police our streets.
I asked Jeff Zients to handle some of our toughest challenges and, without fail, his leadership proved invaluable. He led my economic team as we pushed our most progressive economic policies, and I know he’ll serve @POTUS and the American people well in this new role.
Today we learned that more folks than ever before signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
From Nov. 1 to Jan. 15, over 16.3 million Americans signed up – double the first ever ACA Open Enrollment.
Our efforts are delivering record-breaking results.
We believe that if young people who are passionate about public service get financial aid for college, exposure to travel, and the networks they need to make a difference, the sky's the limit.
I hope you'll apply by March 22. voyager-scholarship.obama.org
.@bchesky and I were excited to meet with the inaugural class of Voyager Scholarship recipients at our Summit last year.
And we're proud to announce that applications for the second class of Voyagers are now open: voyager-scholarship.obama.org
I hope you’ll join with the activists who’ve been sounding the alarm on this issue for years — and act. Stand with them at a local protest. Volunteer with them on a campaign. Donate to their causes. And vote in every election for candidates who will support reproductive rights.
On what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we’re reminded that progress can move backward. And that means we’ve got to recommit to doing our part to protect and expand reproductive rights for families today — and for generations to come.
Prime Minister @jacindaardern has guided New Zealand through crises and seized opportunities by leading with foresight, integrity and empathy. Her country is better off because of her remarkable leadership—and the rest of us are too.
Proud to see @SecBlinken visiting my hometown of Chicago! The Ukrainian community has always been a big part of what makes our city special—and today, with Ukraine on democracy’s frontline, that's as true as it's ever been. twitter.com/SecBlinken/sta…
All this while solidifying our alliances and offering a guiding hand during a time of increasing global conflict and upheaval. I’m grateful for all that President Biden and Vice President Harris have done for the American people. And I know they’re just getting started.
Under the leadership of the Biden-Harris administration, our economy has added more than 10.7 million jobs. President Biden also worked across the aisle to rebuild our infrastructure and invest in American manufacturing.
Today marks two years since the Biden-Harris administration began. I’ve been reflecting on how fortunate we’ve been to have the steady leadership of @POTUS and @VP—and all the public servants working to deliver for folks across the country.
Applications are now open for our new @ObamaFoundation Leaders USA program.
We're looking for passionate emerging leaders from every corner of the country, ages 24 to 45, who are making an impact in their community.
I hope you'll apply by February 3 at obama.org/usa-23.
This week, Illinois joined states across the country in passing a historic gun violence prevention package. This would not have been possible without the work of grassroots organizers, survivors and their families, and lawmakers who channeled their anguish into bold action.
Through new humanitarian sponsorship programs, vulnerable newcomers can now find safety in the U.S. with the support of a sponsor.
Become a sponsor and offer families forced to flee their homes a pathway to safety.
Get started today. Visit welcome.us/connect#BeAWelcomer
Nearly 16 million people have signed up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act since the start of open enrollment. That’s 16 million folks getting the dignity that affordable care provides.
It’s not too late to join them: head to Healthcare.gov, sign up by Jan 15.
If you haven't already, I hope you’ll take some time to watch Descendant on @netflix. It's an important documentary that shares the story of the descendants of the Clotilda, the last known ship carrying enslaved folks from Africa, as they uncover the truth about the past.
Last fall, visual artist Adam Davis captured tintype photos of the descendants of Africatown during the premiere of the @HGMedia documentary Descendant. He recently took one of me, too. These photos were inspired by the images taken of a Clotilda survivor, Cudjoe Lewis.
I was lucky to grow up surrounded by relatives—grandparents, aunties, uncles, and more—with stories to tell and a willingness to share them. Through these conversations, I learned that I was the descendant of slaves and that my grandfather’s grandmother lived her life in bondage.
The entire world has a stake in the success of Brazil’s democracy. Together, we must reject any effort to overturn or disrupt the will of the Brazilian people and affirm the peaceful transfer of power as a cornerstone of democracy.
15 years ago today, our campaign won the Iowa caucuses. I’ll always be grateful to the people who organized across the state, and built the relationships that made it all possible.
I recently sat down with six organizers to talk about that time and what they’ve been up to since.
Happy New Year!
In 2022, people around the world helped change their communities for the better. Let's keep it up in 2023. We’ve still got a lot of work to do, but I’ll be right there with you.
Here's to a happy, healthy, and peaceful new year.