This morning, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent the message below to the White House email list to share the story of Rebekah -- a hardworking mom from Minneapolis who wrote the President to share her story, and will meet with him later this week.
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Ed. Note: This post is part of the Commerce in the Community
series highlighting the work of community leaders and organizations that are
strengthening the middle class and providing ladders of opportunity for all
Ahead of the Working Families Summit today, President Obama stopped by a local Chipotle in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. for a burrito bowl, and a conversation with a few working parents.
It was an opportunity for him to hear from Americans balancing the responsibilities of work and family -- aided by companies with flexible, supportive policies -- and he was "looking forward to comparing notes about changing diapers."
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The White House Summit on Working Families is happening today -- and businesses, economists, labor leaders, policymakers, advocates, and citizens are joining together for a national conversation about how we can update our workplaces to better help families in the 21st century succeed at work and at home.
Americans both at the Summit and around the country are adding their voices to that conversation. Take a look at what they're saying -- and add your own voice using #FamiliesSucceed.
What better way dive into ocean science than to hear from an expert living 63 feet below the surface? To celebrate the end of National Oceans Month and one year of progress on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the White House and the Weather Channel will host “We the Geeks: SUBMERGED!” this Wednesday, June 25, at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Today is the White House Summit on Working Families -- bringing together businesses, economists, labor leaders, policymakers, advocates, and citizens for a national conversation about how we can create workplace policies that give modern American families the best chance to succeed at work and at home.
Americans across the country are tuning in and adding their voices from their desks, living rooms, and dining room tables.
Don't miss a thing -- here are all the ways you can participate in the Summit, no matter where you are:
This morning, the Huffington Post published the following op-ed from the President, discussing the need for family-friendly policies in our workplaces. The op-ed is part of a series of essays about the issues facing working families, leading up to today's White House Summit on Working Families.
Watch the Summit live at www.workingfamiliessummit.org.
On Monday, June 23, the White House will host a Summit on Working Families to focus on creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. The event brings together businesses, economists, labor leaders, policymakers, advocates, and citizens to discuss policy solutions that can make a real difference in the lives of working families and ensure America’s global competitiveness in the coming decades.
You're invited to join the conversation on Facebook and watch live.
President Barack Obama answers questions at a Young African Leaders Initiative Town Hall at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus in Johannesburg, South Africa,
June 29, 2013.
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