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In Support of Paid Leave: 25 Million Stories

Wed, 2014-09-24 15:52

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor blog. See the original post here.
Today, more than 30 million of America’s working families have young children, and more than 25 million workers provide unpaid care for elderly relatives and loved ones every year. The needs that they tend to aren’t always the kind that can be addressed in a day here or there.

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It's On Us, a Growing Movement to End Campus Sexual Assault

Wed, 2014-09-24 15:00

Last Friday, President Obama and Vice President Biden joined leaders from universities, media companies, the sports world, and grassroots organizations to launch the "It’s On Us" campaign against sexual assault on college campuses. "It’s On Us" is a rallying cry, inviting everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with us. It seeks to reframe the conversation surrounding sexual assault in a way that inspires everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it.

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Choosing Hope: President Obama’s Address to the United Nations

Wed, 2014-09-24 14:20

President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, N.Y.

September 24, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Commerce in the Community: Paramount Pictures Works with Local Partners to Promote Opportunity Through High-Impact Education and Mentorship Programs.

Wed, 2014-09-24 09:26

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

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Learn, Develop, Grow – Free Online and Offline Small Business Training Opportunities

Wed, 2014-09-24 00:00

Running a business is a fulfilling endeavor, but it often leaves very little room for self-development and on-the-job training.
In fact, finding the time to develop and hone your business...

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"The Most Important Title is 'Citizen'": President Obama on the Significance of a Civil Society

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:09

President Obama delivers remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, N.Y.

September 23, 2014.

(by Paul Morse / Clinton Global Initiative)

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President Obama: "No Nation Is Immune" to Climate Change

Tue, 2014-09-23 16:14

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the United Nations General Assembly Climate Summit 2014 in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations in New York, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Chart of the Week: Why We Can’t Wait to Act on Climate Change

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:30

President Obama addressed 120 countries at the United Nations General Assembly today on a global challenge that concerns us all: Climate change.  
Climate change is a problem that knows no borders, causes devastating destruction in communities, and requires global action. Our climate will continue to change over this century, but the magnitude and significant consequences of that change depends on the amount of heat-trapping gases that countries emit. 

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An Important Step in Our Fight Against Climate Change

Tue, 2014-09-23 14:20

Ed. Note: This is cross-posted from the Huffington Post. See the original post here. 
Today, leaders from more than 120 countries gathered in New York. On the agenda: a challenge that knows no borders, produces devastating local impacts, and requires global action.

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What Manufacturing Really Looks Like Today

Tue, 2014-09-23 13:30

Did you know that over 70 percent of
Americans view manufacturing as the most important industry for a strong
economy and national defense, but only 30 percent
of parents encourage their kids to enter manufacturing? Or that the
manufacturing sector has added more than 700,000 jobs over the last
four-and-a-half years and is growing at twice the rate of GDP? Clearly there is
a disconnect. The future of American manufacturing is bright and provides many
benefits, both in the number of high-quality, good

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