Democrats Keep Up Demand for Common-Sense Gun Reform

June 12, 2016

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June 20, 2016

June 21, 2016

  • 1:50 PM EDT
    Senate Bipartisan Gun Control Proposal Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she hopes the House will give her bipartisan proposal to prevent individuals on the no fly list from buying a gun a vote. She reminded her House colleagues that a majority of Americans support such legislation. The Senator was joined by seven other Senators from both parties for this proposal unveiling. A vote on the Senate floor has yet to be determined. http://www.c-span.org/video/?411567-1/bipartisan-group-senators-unveils-gun-control-proposal

June 22, 2016

June 23, 2016

June 29, 2016

  • Democratic Law Makers ‘Day of Action to Keep Spotlight on Gun Violence’ by any means whether it be a press conference, roundtable, or telephone town hall in 30 cities across America
    • 9 a.m.  MT –  Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego holds a press call with gun violence prevention advocates.
    • 10 a.m. – Maryland Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, Chris Van Hollen, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes hold an event with gun violence survivors and local faith and community leaders in Baltimore.
    • 10 a.m. – Connecticut Reps. Elizabeth Esty and Rosa DeLauro and Governor Dannel Malloy hold a press conference with gun control advocates at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.
    • 10:30 a.m. – Pennsylvania Reps. Brendan Boyle and Robert Brady will hold an event at city hall in Philadelphia with Mayor James Kenney and local gun violence survivors. Boyle plans to stream the event live from his Facebook page.  10:30 a.m. – New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. holds a news conference in Saddle Brook with local public safety officials and representatives from gun violence prevention groups.
    • 11 a.m. – New York Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney  hosts a sit-in at a park in the upper east side of Manhattan with gun violence survivors and prevention advocates.
    • 11 a.m. – New York Rep. Steve Israel holds a round-table discussion with local elected officials and gun violence prevention and LGBT advocates.
    • 11:30 a.m. – Georgia Rep. John Lewis holds a town hall in Atlanta.
    • 11:30 a.m. – Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson will hold a meeting at his office in Lithonia with the local chapter of Moms Demand Action. On Thursday, Johnson will meet with local mothers who lost their children to gun violence.
    • 12 p.m. – New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr will hold a symbolic sit-in with constituents in his district office in New Brunswick  to continue the conversation about what can be done to prevent mass shootings.
    • 12:15 p.m. PT – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra and fellow California Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard,  Judy Chu,  Karen Bass and  Alan Lowenthal will  host a round-table at city hall in Los Angeles with local leaders and gun violence victims to discuss ways to secure a vote in Congress to prevent gun violence, followed by a news conference at 12:45 p.m.
    • 1 p.m. PT – Pelosi and fellow California Reps. Mike Thompson, Barbara Lee, Mike Honda and Eric Swalwell, local law enforcement officials, community leaders and survivors of gun violence will hold a “family sit-in to disarm hate” at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
    • 1 p.m. – Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle holds an event in Pittsburgh with local elected officials, community leaders and advocates.
    • 1:30 p.m. – New York Rep. Joe Crowley will hold a round-table at his office in Jackson Heights with gun violence survivors, prevention advocates and community and faith leaders.
    • 1:30 p.m. –  Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen will hold a meeting in Memphis with local groups concerned about gun violence and local government officials.
    • 2 p.m. – Michigan Reps. John Conyers, Debbie Dingell, Dan Kildee, Brenda Lawrence, and Sander Levin will hold a panel discussion with community leaders in Berkley.
    • 2 p.m. – New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman will host a round-table with community leaders in Trenton. She plans to stream a live feed of the event from her Facebook page .
    • 2 p.m. PT – California Rep. Doris Matsui hosting a virtual roundtable tomorrow with public health experts from Sacramento, CA as part of a National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence. The roundtable will be live streamed to the public via a Google Hangout On Air  here .
    • 2 p.m. PT – Washington Reps. Jim McDermott and Adam Smith will join members of the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network for a “National Day of Action” community meeting in Seattle, calling for action to prevent gun violence.
    • 3 p.m. – Rhode Island Reps. David N. Cicilline and Jim Langevin will hold a public sit-in at the Providence Public Safety Complex.  4 p.m. – Connecticut Rep. John Larson holds a call to action with local elected officials and leaders in Hartford. The event will be live streamed via Periscope .
    • 4 p.m. – New York   Rep. Gregory W. Meeks will join Life Camp, a victim’s family, community leaders, civic organizations and members of the clergy to discuss a recent shooting and how to prevent gun violence in New York City.
    • Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) will lead a series of events in San Diego as part of the national day of action against gun violence. Democratic members of Congress are holding dozens of events across the country to continue calling for votes on bipartisan measures to curb gun violence. Congressman Peters was the first member to live-stream the House sit-in protest last week, and has long been a vocal advocate for commonsense gun safety proposals to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic abusers, and suspected terrorists.
    • 4:30 PT: Rep. Scott Peters will tour the University of California San Diego Medical Center’s trauma and lead a round table with medical, domestic violence and mental health professionals. At 7:30 PT, he will deliver remarks during the annual Pride Lighting Ceremony at the UC San Diego Medical Center.
    • 5 p.m. – District of Columbia Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and California Rep. John Garamendi will host a roundtable at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in northwest D.C. with Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier and five District of Columbia residents who have been affected by gun violence.
    • 5 p.m. CT – Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan holds a rally in Madison with local politicians and community leaders.
    • 5 p.m. – Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth holds a press conference and rally in Louisville with local politicians and community leaders.
    • 6 p.m. PT – California Rep. Judy Chu will host an event in Pasadena  called “SPEAK OUT: Enough is Enough” in which public officials, families and victims of gun violence and faith and community leaders will share their personal stories about how they were affected by gun violence.
    • 6 p.m. PT – California Rep. Alan Lowenthal hosts community forum in Long Beach with Mayor Robert Garcia and representatives from the Brady Campaign and Moms Demand Action. 6:30 p.m. PT – California Rep. Tony Cárdenas holds a forum with community advocates in Sylmar.
    • 6:30 p.m. MT – New Mexico Rep. Lujan Grisham holds a rally in Albuquerque.
    • 7 p.m. – Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern will hold a community rally in Worcester  to discuss current efforts at the local, state, and national levels to address gun violence and how members of the community can do their part.
    • 7 p.m. – New Jersey Rep. Donald Norcross participates in the March for Love, a walk in Pennsauken  to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting and spread the message of love and equality hosted by the Camden County Board of Freeholders.
    • THURSDAY 12 p.m. – Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark, state, and local leaders and representatives gun safety organizations will hold a rally on the steps of the state house in Boston.

July 5, 2016

  • Congressional Black Caucus members plan disruptions during ‘Day of Action on Guns
    • CBC Members will give speeches pushing for more restrictions on the possession and use of guns
    • CBC Members will attend a House Rules Committee hearing  where legislation on terrorism and gun control will be addressed and will hold up a image of a constituent killed by a firearm

July 6, 2016

July 7, 2016

July 14, 2016

>>>WH WeThePeople Petition: Ban the AR-15 from Civilian Ownership<<<

Family of AR-15 inventor: The weapon wasn’t meant for civilians

June 16, 2016, 08:53 am By Rebecca Savransky – TheHill

The family of the man who invented the AR-15 rifle says the weapon was never meant to be used by civilians.

“Our father, Eugene Stoner, designed the AR-15 and subsequent M16 as a military weapon to give our soldiers an advantage over the AK-47,” the Stoner family told NBC News late Wednesday.

“He died long before any mass shootings occurred. But we do think he would have been horrified and sickened as anyone, if not more by these events.”

The family said Stoner would have agreed the weapon is a tool of war. Stoner was an “avid sportsman, hunter and skeet shooter” but never used the AR-15 for sport, nor did he keep it for personal defense.

“After many conversations with him, we feel his intent was that he designed it as a military rifle,” his family said.

After Stoner died, the semi-automatic version of the AR-15 began gaining popularity with civilians, NBC reported.

For more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/283716-family-of-ar-15-inventor-the-weapon-wasnt-meant-for-civilians

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  2. Democrats Keep Up Demand for Common-Sense Gun Reform

    June 12, 2016

    June 15, 2016 

    June 16, 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    June 21, 2016

    • 1:50 PM EDT
      Senate Bipartisan Gun Control Proposal Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she hopes the House will give her bipartisan proposal to prevent individuals on the no fly list from buying a gun a vote. She reminded her House colleagues that a majority of Americans support such legislation. The Senator was joined by seven other Senators from both parties for this proposal unveiling. A vote on the Senate floor has yet to be determined. http://www.c-span.org/video/?411567-1/bipartisan-group-senators-unveils-gun-control-proposal

    June 22, 2016

    June 23, 2016

    June 29, 2016

    • Democratic Law Makers ‘Day of Action to Keep Spotlight on Gun Violence’ by any means whether it be a press conference, roundtable, or telephone town hall in 30 cities across America
      • 9 a.m.  MT –  Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego holds a press call with gun violence prevention advocates.
      • 10 a.m. – Maryland Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, Chris Van Hollen, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes hold an event with gun violence survivors and local faith and community leaders in Baltimore.
      • 10 a.m. – Connecticut Reps. Elizabeth Esty and Rosa DeLauro and Governor Dannel Malloy hold a press conference with gun control advocates at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.
      • 10:30 a.m. – Pennsylvania Reps. Brendan Boyle and Robert Brady will hold an event at city hall in Philadelphia with Mayor James Kenney and local gun violence survivors. Boyle plans to stream the event live from his Facebook page.  10:30 a.m. – New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. holds a news conference in Saddle Brook with local public safety officials and representatives from gun violence prevention groups.
      • 11 a.m. – New York Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney  hosts a sit-in at a park in the upper east side of Manhattan with gun violence survivors and prevention advocates.
      • 11 a.m. – New York Rep. Steve Israel holds a round-table discussion with local elected officials and gun violence prevention and LGBT advocates.
      • 11:30 a.m. – Georgia Rep. John Lewis holds a town hall in Atlanta.
      • 11:30 a.m. – Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson will hold a meeting at his office in Lithonia with the local chapter of Moms Demand Action. On Thursday, Johnson will meet with local mothers who lost their children to gun violence.
      • 12 p.m. – New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr will hold a symbolic sit-in with constituents in his district office in New Brunswick  to continue the conversation about what can be done to prevent mass shootings.
      • 12:15 p.m. PT – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra and fellow California Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard,  Judy Chu,  Karen Bass and  Alan Lowenthal will  host a round-table at city hall in Los Angeles with local leaders and gun violence victims to discuss ways to secure a vote in Congress to prevent gun violence, followed by a news conference at 12:45 p.m.
      • 1 p.m. PT – Pelosi and fellow California Reps. Mike Thompson, Barbara Lee, Mike Honda and Eric Swalwell, local law enforcement officials, community leaders and survivors of gun violence will hold a “family sit-in to disarm hate” at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
      • 1 p.m. – Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle holds an event in Pittsburgh with local elected officials, community leaders and advocates.
      • 1:30 p.m. – New York Rep. Joe Crowley will hold a round-table at his office in Jackson Heights with gun violence survivors, prevention advocates and community and faith leaders.
      • 1:30 p.m. –  Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen will hold a meeting in Memphis with local groups concerned about gun violence and local government officials.
      • 2 p.m. – Michigan Reps. John Conyers, Debbie Dingell, Dan Kildee, Brenda Lawrence, and Sander Levin will hold a panel discussion with community leaders in Berkley.
      • 2 p.m. – New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman will host a round-table with community leaders in Trenton. She plans to stream a live feed of the event from her Facebook page .
      • 2 p.m. PT – California Rep. Doris Matsui hosting a virtual roundtable tomorrow with public health experts from Sacramento, CA as part of a National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence. The roundtable will be live streamed to the public via a Google Hangout On Air  here .
      • 2 p.m. PT – Washington Reps. Jim McDermott and Adam Smith will join members of the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network for a “National Day of Action” community meeting in Seattle, calling for action to prevent gun violence.
      • 3 p.m. – Rhode Island Reps. David N. Cicilline and Jim Langevin will hold a public sit-in at the Providence Public Safety Complex.  4 p.m. – Connecticut Rep. John Larson holds a call to action with local elected officials and leaders in Hartford. The event will be live streamed via Periscope .
      • 4 p.m. – New York   Rep. Gregory W. Meeks will join Life Camp, a victim’s family, community leaders, civic organizations and members of the clergy to discuss a recent shooting and how to prevent gun violence in New York City.
      • Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) will lead a series of events in San Diego as part of the national day of action against gun violence. Democratic members of Congress are holding dozens of events across the country to continue calling for votes on bipartisan measures to curb gun violence. Congressman Peters was the first member to live-stream the House sit-in protest last week, and has long been a vocal advocate for commonsense gun safety proposals to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic abusers, and suspected terrorists.
      • 4:30 PT: Rep. Scott Peters will tour the University of California San Diego Medical Center’s trauma and lead a round table with medical, domestic violence and mental health professionals. At 7:30 PT, he will deliver remarks during the annual Pride Lighting Ceremony at the UC San Diego Medical Center.
      • 5 p.m. – District of Columbia Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and California Rep. John Garamendi will host a roundtable at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in northwest D.C. with Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier and five District of Columbia residents who have been affected by gun violence.
      • 5 p.m. CT – Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan holds a rally in Madison with local politicians and community leaders.
      • 5 p.m. – Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth holds a press conference and rally in Louisville with local politicians and community leaders.
      • 6 p.m. PT – California Rep. Judy Chu will host an event in Pasadena  called “SPEAK OUT: Enough is Enough” in which public officials, families and victims of gun violence and faith and community leaders will share their personal stories about how they were affected by gun violence.
      • 6 p.m. PT – California Rep. Alan Lowenthal hosts community forum in Long Beach with Mayor Robert Garcia and representatives from the Brady Campaign and Moms Demand Action. 6:30 p.m. PT – California Rep. Tony Cárdenas holds a forum with community advocates in Sylmar.
      • 6:30 p.m. MT – New Mexico Rep. Lujan Grisham holds a rally in Albuquerque.
      • 7 p.m. – Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern will hold a community rally in Worcester  to discuss current efforts at the local, state, and national levels to address gun violence and how members of the community can do their part.
      • 7 p.m. – New Jersey Rep. Donald Norcross participates in the March for Love, a walk in Pennsauken  to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting and spread the message of love and equality hosted by the Camden County Board of Freeholders.
      • THURSDAY 12 p.m. – Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark, state, and local leaders and representatives gun safety organizations will hold a rally on the steps of the state house in Boston.

    July 5, 2016
    Congressional Black Caucus members plan disruptions during ‘Day of Action on Guns

    • CBC Members will give speeches pushing for more restrictions on the possession and use of guns
    • CBC Members will attend a House Rules Committee hearing  where legislation on terrorism and gun control will be addressed and will hold up a image of a constituent killed by a firearm

    July 6, 2016
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    House Democrats Call for Gun Control Legislation

    July 7, 2016

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    U.S. House Democrats Reading Names of Gun Violence Victims

    July 14, 2016

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    House Democrats Hold Rally to Call for Gun Control Legislationslation

  3. July 05, 2016

    Statement by the President on the Passing of Abner J. Mikva

    No matter how far we go in life, we owe a profound debt of gratitude to those who gave us those first, firm pushes at the start. For me, one of those people was Ab Mikva. When I was graduating law school, Ab encouraged me to pursue public service. He saw something in me that I didn’t yet see in myself, but I know why he did it—Ab represented the best of public service himself and he believed in empowering the next generation of young people to shape our country. Ab’s life was a testament to that truth. Six decades ago, when he first tried to volunteer in Democratic politics, the Chicago political machine told him that they “don’t want nobody nobody sent.” Ab didn’t take no for an answer because he knew that in America, in our democracy, everybody can be somebody—everybody matters.

    That conviction led Ab—a son of immigrants and a World War II veteran—to serve Illinois as a state legislator and serve our nation in every branch of government—as a congressman, federal judge, and White House counsel. In every position he held, Ab’s integrity and wisdom consistently put him on the right side of history, from fighting against prejudice and discrimination and for free speech and civil liberties. He reformed Illinois’s criminal code, defended consumers’ rights, and although his decision striking down the ban on gay Americans serving in our military was overturned, history proved him right.

    For more: https://propresobama.org/2016/07/04/democrats-keep-up-demand-for-common-sense-gun-reform/#comment-91579

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    President Obama appears at a Hillary Clinton campaign event
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    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

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    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

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  6. July 06, 2016

    Statement by the President on Afghanistan

    10:27 A.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody.

    More than 14 years ago, after al Qaida attacked our nation on 9/11, the United States went to war in Afghanistan against these terrorists and the Taliban that harbored them. Over the years — and thanks to heroic efforts by our military, our intelligence community, our diplomats and our development professionals — we pushed al Qaida out of its camps, helped the Afghan people topple the Taliban and helped them establish a democratic government. We dealt crippling blows to the al Qaida leadership. We delivered justice to Osama bin Laden. And we trained Afghan forces to take responsibility for their own security.

    And given that progress, a year and a half ago — in December 2014 — America’s combat mission in Afghanistan came to a responsible end. Compared to the 100,000 troops we once had there, today, fewer than 10,000 remain. And compared to their previous mission — helping to lead the fight — our forces are now focused on two narrow missions: training and advising Afghan forces, and supporting counterterrorist operations against the remnants of al Qaida as well as other terrorist groups, including ISIL. In short, even as we’ve maintained a relentless case against those who are threatening us, we are no longer engaged in a major ground war in Afghanistan.

    But even these narrow missions continue to be dangerous. Over the past year and a half, 38 Americans — military and civilian — have lost their lives in Afghanistan on behalf of our security. And we honor their sacrifice. We stand with their families in their grief and in their pride. And we resolve to carry on the mission for which they gave their last full measure of devotion.

    This is also not America’s mission alone. In Afghanistan, we’re joined by 41 allies and partners — a coalition that contributes more than 6,000 troops of their own. We have a partner in the Afghan government and the Afghan people, who support a long-term strategic partnership with the United States. And, in fact, Afghans continue to step up. For the second year now, Afghan forces are fully responsible for their own security. Every day, nearly 320,000 Afghan soldiers and police are serving and fighting, and many are giving their lives to defend their country.

    To their credit — and in the face of a continued Taliban insurgency and terrorist networks — Afghan forces remain in control of all the major population centers, provincial capitals, major transit routes and most district centers. Afghan forces have beaten back attacks and they’ve pushed the Taliban out of some areas. Meanwhile, in another milestone, we recently removed the leader of the Taliban, Akhtar Mohammad Mansur.

    Nevertheless, the security situation in Afghanistan remains precarious. Even as they improve, Afghan security forces are still not as strong as they need to be. With our help, they’re still working to improve critical capabilities such as intelligence, logistics, aviation and command and control. At the same time, the Taliban remains a threat. They have gained ground in some cases. They’ve continued attacks and suicide bombings, including in Kabul. Because the Taliban deliberately target innocent civilians, more Afghan men, women and children are dying. And often overlooked in the global refugee crisis, millions of Afghans have fled their homes and many have been fleeing their country.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/06/statement-president-afghanistan

  7. Gallup U.S. Job Creation Index

    Released On 7/6/2016 8:30:00 AM For Jun, 2016

    Prior Actual
    level 33 33

    Highlights
    U.S. workers’ reports of hiring activity at their place of employment in June held at the record high first achieved in May. The plus 33 job creation index score in June represents 44 percent of employees saying their employer is hiring workers and expanding the size of its workforce minus the 11 percent saying their employer is letting workers go.

    Of the four major U.S. regions, the Midwest has the highest job creation index (plus 37), followed by the West (plus 34), with the East and South (both plus 31) slightly further behind. The Midwest had led the other regions most of last summer before falling behind the West in the winter months. As the weather warms again, the Midwest has re-emerged as the strongest region for hiring. The Midwest’s plus 37 index score is notable as the highest Gallup has measured for any region in its eight-year trend, but it is not significantly better than the region’s scores of plus 36 on two occasions last summer.

    For more: http://mam.econoday.com/byshoweventfull.asp?fid=473862&cust=mam

  8. ISM Non-Mfg Index

    Released On 7/6/2016 10:00:00 AM For Jun, 2016

    Prior Consensus Consensus Range Actual
    Composite Index – Level 52.9 53.3 52.0 to 54.1 56.5

    Highlights
    ISM’s non-manufacturing sample is reporting its strongest rates of growth of the year, headlined by a big 3.2 point jump in the composite index to 56.5. New orders are even further above break-even 50 at 59.9 with new export orders up 4 points to 53.0. Employment is also up, 3 points higher at 52.7 in a reading that hints at sizable improvement for Friday’s employment report.

    Deliveries are slowing which is a sign of rising demand and inventories are rising in what perhaps hints at restocking and new confidence in the outlook. Business activity, which is a measure of production, is also very strong, at 59.5 which points to strength for the June economy. To keep production up in the month, the sample worked down its backlogs which are in contraction for the first time in more than a year. But the rise in new orders should help fill backlogs back up while the strength in exports underscores global demand for the nation’s technical and managerial services.

    For more: http://www.econoday.com/economic-calendar.aspx

  9. July 06, 2016

    Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

    Upon the arrival of a new crescent moon, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the United States and around the globe.

    For Muslim Americans, Eid is an opportunity to reflect on the 30 days spent fasting and to recommit to values of gratitude, compassion, and generosity. In neighborhoods and homes across the world, this special occasion begins in the early hours of the day when families dress in their finest attire in preparation for prayers and festivities. Homes are decorated with ornaments and lanterns. Gifts are wrapped and envelopes of money are prepared for kids. Above all, Eid is a time to gather and celebrate with loved ones.

    Muslim Americans are as diverse as our nation itself—black, white, Latino, Asian, and Arab. Eid celebrations around the country remind us of our proud history as a nation built by people of all backgrounds; our history of religious freedom and civil liberties, and our history of innovation and strength. These legacies would not be possible without the contributions of Muslim Americans that make our country even stronger.

    This past month, our country and the world endured challenges and senseless violence that broke our hearts and tried our souls. Our prayers are with the hundreds of innocent lives, many of them Muslim, taken during the month of Ramadan in places like Orlando, Istanbul, Dhaka, Baghdad, and Medina.

    Here at home, we’ve also seen a rise in attacks against Muslim Americans. No one should ever feel afraid or unsafe in their place of worship. Many Americans have shared in the experience of Ramadan by volunteering in community service efforts to assist those in need and even fasting a few days with their fellow Muslim American co-workers. In the face of hate, it’s our American values and strength that bring us together to stand in solidarity and protect one another—thereby, making our Nation stronger and safer.

    Muslim Americans have been part of our American family since its founding. This Eid, we recommit to protecting Muslim Americans against bigotry and xenophobia, while celebrating the contributions of Muslim Americans around the country, including one of our finest, the People’s Champion Muhammad Ali, to whom we bade farewell this Ramadan. Later this month, Michelle and I will host an Eid celebration at the White House and we look forward to welcoming Americans from around the country to celebrate the holiday.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/06/statement-president-occasion-eid-al-fitr

  10. July 06, 2016

    Statement by the President on the Passage of The Global Food Security Act of 2016

    Seven years ago, just a few months into my presidency, I came together with counterparts from some of the world’s most powerful nations and committed to improving the lives of rural poor people around the globe through investments in more productive agriculture and better nutrition. Today, I’m proud to see that Congress has passed S. 1252, The Global Food Security Act of 2016, an overwhelmingly bipartisan piece of legislation that will put Feed the Future, our global hunger and food security initiative, into law.

    I want to thank the co-sponsors of the legislation, Senators Isakson and Casey and Representatives Smith and McCollum, for their steadfast commitment to strengthening global food security, and also recognize the leaders of the Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committees for their extraordinary leadership to ensure that these efforts are enduring.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/06/statement-president-passage-global-food-security-act-2016

  11. July 06, 2016

    Statement by the President on the Passage of The Global Food Security Act of 2016

    Seven years ago, just a few months into my presidency, I came together with counterparts from some of the world’s most powerful nations and committed to improving the lives of rural poor people around the globe through investments in more productive agriculture and better nutrition. Today, I’m proud to see that Congress has passed S. 1252, The Global Food Security Act of 2016, an overwhelmingly bipartisan piece of legislation that will put Feed the Future, our global hunger and food security initiative, into law.

    I want to thank the co-sponsors of the legislation, Senators Isakson and Casey and Representatives Smith and McCollum, for their steadfast commitment to strengthening global food security, and also recognize the leaders of the Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committees for their extraordinary leadership to ensure that these efforts are enduring.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/06/statement-president-passage-global-food-security-act-2016

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