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Female Veterans and the American Jobs Act

When President Obama spoke recently about the American Jobs Act, he specifically outlined a program designed to increase hiring of veterans.  Although this proposal might not strike the reader as being specific to women, it’s important to remember how many women have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with some form of traumatic stress.  Also, in terms of health, some women ... Read More »

White House Releases Fact Sheet on the Framework Agreement on Middle Class Tax Cuts and Unemployment Insurance

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 07, 2010 Fact Sheet on the Framework Agreement on Middle Class Tax Cuts and Unemployment Insurance The framework agreement announced by the President secures vital tax relief and investments in our workers that will create jobs and accelerate economic growth. The plan has three key accomplishments: Working families ... Read More »

White House: Dream Act Update

Update from the White House Office of Public Engagement WEST WING UPDATE Dear Friends, It’s been an incredibly busy week as we continue to work with our allies in Congress and across the country to try to get the DREAM Act across the finish line. Here is a quick update. It looks like the House and Senate could take up ... Read More »

President Obama Signs Executive Order on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

President Obama signed an Executive Order to enhance the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics so that it better serves communities across the country by engaging them in the process of improving the education of Latino Students. Among the changes, the new Executive Order provides a better structure for the Initiative to take action and forge partnerships between ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: White House Briefing Call, Oct 27

The White House Council on Women and Girls will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:00pm EST. Obama Administration officials will speak on the call about our efforts to address and end violence against women. White House Briefing Call Wednesday, October 27th 6:00pm EST Call-in:  United States: (866) 233-3845 Password: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Read More »

April 15 HHS/White House Webchat to Answers Your Health Reform Questions

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  is hosting another program in their webchat series on health insurance reform. Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform will join Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a discussion on how the new Affordable Care Act will impact you.  Questions addressed will include information about Medicare Part D and the ... Read More »

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and NASW’S longstanding advocacy as well as success on women’s issues prompted an invitation from the Women in Politics Institute to attend a panel discussion and reception acknowledging the contributions of women in government, including those within the Obama Administration.  The event will occur on March 23, 2010 at the Katzen Arts Center on the ... Read More »

NASW Supports Push to Help Families Meet Caregiving Obligations

Today the President’s Middle Class Task Force released its annual report with significant recommendations that would provide support for families.   Chaired by Vice-President Joe Biden with social worker Dr. Jared Bernstein serving as Executive Director, recommendations were categorized in the following four areas: Protecting Workers and Creating Middle Class Jobs Retirement Security Balancing Work and Family Responsibilities Pathways to the ... Read More »

Michelle Obama and Military Families

First Lady Michelle Obama has made military families a priority throughout her time in the White House. First, she thanked veterans and their families privately for their contributions. Then, she publicly stated her support alongside Dr. Jill Biden at the 2009 World Series. Now, she has delivered the most meaningful contribution of all: a promise of funding. According to Mrs. ... Read More »

The Administration’s Plan for Middle Class Families

Recognizing the impact of the economic recession on working families, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a meeting of the Middle Class Task Force on January 25, 2010 to discuss ways to reduce the financial burden for this group and increase investments for them. Over the past year, the Task Force has held several meetings on this topic and ... Read More »