Barack Obama (@BarackObama)

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Dad, husband, President, citizen.

https://www.obama.org/

Washington, DC

2007-03-05 22:08:25

As communities around the country try to reimagine how law enforcement can operate in a just, effective and non-discriminatory way, these articles provide some useful background and differing viewpoints on the issue. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/7/7/21293259/police-racism-violence-ideology-george-floyd

For too long, gerrymandering has contributed to stalled progress and warped our representative government. Redistricting begins next year—let’s all do our part to protect and restore our democracy. Join me and  @All On The Line in the fight for fair maps: http://allontheline.org/citizen-commitment/

Ever wonder what gerrymandering is? 🤔

How it undermines our democracy and what YOU can do about it?

Watch President @BarackObama and AG @EricHolder break it all down.

Ever wonder what gerrymandering is? 🤔 How it undermines our democracy and what YOU can do about it? Watch President  @Barack Obama and AG  @Eric Holder break it all down.

Our founding promise has never been guaranteed. Each generation has been called to bring us a little closer to our highest ideals—and history’s calling on us right now. So let’s all do whatever we can to help  @Joe Biden expand that promise to all Americans.

Our nation was founded on a simple idea: We're all created equal. We've never lived up to it — but we've never stopped trying. This Independence Day, let's not just celebrate those words, let's commit to finally fulfill them. Happy #FourthOfJuly!

Our nation was founded on a simple idea: We're all created equal. We've never lived up to it — but we've never stopped trying. This Independence Day, let's not just celebrate those words, let's commit to finally fulfill them. Happy  #FourthOfJuly!

This holiday weekend, let’s be safe and smart. It’s going to take all of us to beat this virus. So wear a mask. Wash your hands. And listen to the experts, not the folks trying to divide us. That's the only way we’ll do this—together. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/at-home/celebrate-fourth-of-july-coronavirus.html

Today I’m tipping my hat to all the giants in the Negro Leagues, from Satchel Paige to Toni Stone and so many others. Their brave example, first set 100 years ago, changed America’s pastime for the better––opening it up for new generations of players and fans alike.

Today I’m tipping my hat to all the giants in the Negro Leagues, from Satchel Paige to Toni Stone and so many others. Their brave example, first set 100 years ago, changed America’s pastime for the better––opening it up for new generations of players and fans alike.

Thinking back to that day reminds me of how much strength we can find in one another, in good times and in bad. We’ve seen it again over these past few weeks. It's a reminder that the fight is worth it––because a fairer, more just, and more loving world is always possible.

As the sun went down on this historic day five years ago, the White House lit up in brilliant colors—an act that would have stood regardless of the Supreme Court ruling earlier that day.

But as crowds gathered, it became a moment of celebration. Love had won.

As the sun went down on this historic day five years ago, the White House lit up in brilliant colors—an act that would have stood regardless of the Supreme Court ruling earlier that day. But as crowds gathered, it became a moment of celebration. Love had won.

In the afternoon of June 26, 2015, @BarackObama traveled to Charleston to eulogize Reverend Pinckney after a racist shooting at Mother Emanuel AME church. President Obama began to speak of grace. Then he sang. Go behind the scenes of this moment in part two of our series.

In the afternoon of June 26, 2015,  @Barack Obama traveled to Charleston to eulogize Reverend Pinckney after a racist shooting at Mother Emanuel AME church. President Obama began to speak of grace. Then he sang. Go behind the scenes of this moment in part two of our series.

Jim’s courage and persistence helped change America for the better. And so did every American who marched, organized, stood up, came out—or changed their own heart because they love someone who did. Happy anniversary, everybody.

Just a few moments after 10 am ET on June 26th, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision when they legalized same-sex marriage and struck down same-sex marriage bans across the country.

In that moment, love won. Watch part one of our three part series:

Just a few moments after 10 am ET on June 26th, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision when they legalized same-sex marriage and struck down same-sex marriage bans across the country. In that moment, love won. Watch part one of our three part series:

Michelle and I want every kid in Chicago to grow up knowing even better opportunities than we had. We’re happy to help Chicago Connected reach every kid in the city. This is where I found a purpose and a family––and it’ll always be our home.

Reliable, high-speed internet can be a powerful equalizer. As part of our work to build a more equitable city, we're launching Chicago Connected to provide free high-speed internet service to approximately 100,000 Chicago Public Schools students.

Reliable, high-speed internet can be a powerful equalizer. As part of our work to build a more equitable city, we're launching Chicago Connected to provide free high-speed internet service to approximately 100,000 Chicago Public Schools students. http://cps.edu/chicagoconnected

👉 En exclusiva el expresidente @BarackObama envió un mensaje especial a los hispanos sobre la importancia de salir a votar. 

#Destino2020

👉 En exclusiva el expresidente  @Barack Obama envió un mensaje especial a los hispanos sobre la importancia de salir a votar.  #Destino2020

I’m joining my friend  @Joe Biden tomorrow to talk about everything that’s at stake in this election. I hope you’ll join us, too. This is a critical moment in our history––and all of us have to do our part to build this country into what we know it can be. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/biden2020_obama_grassrootsfr?refcode=social-tw-20200616p44social&u...

Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It's a celebration of progress. It's an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible––and there is still so much work to do. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/opinion/juneteenth-slavery-freedom.html

Eight years ago this week, we protected young people who were raised as part of our American family from deportation. Today, I'm happy for them, their families, and all of us. We may look different and come from everywhere, but what makes us American are our shared ideals…

These Nashville teenagers are representative of the remarkable leadership we’re seeing from young people across the country and around the world. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/opinion/nashville-teens-protests.html

Today reminds us that progress might be slow. It might take decades. But no matter what things might look like today, it’s always possible. Happy Pride month, everybody.

Today reminds us that progress might be slow. It might take decades. But no matter what things might look like today, it’s always possible. Happy Pride month, everybody.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen young people in every corner of the country step up and become leaders. Through organization and mobilization, they’re showing us how we can sustain this momentum to bring about real change. https://time.com/5847228/george-floyd-nationwide-protests/

It’s too early to tell if it’s permanent, but the changes brought on by COVID-19 are forcing many of us to reflect on what really matters in our lives. https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/6/9/21279258/coronavirus-pandemic-new-quarantine-habits

Grief is a heavy burden to bear — and it's even harder with the eyes of the world watching. I know. But that burden is now a purpose — to change the world for the better in the name of George Floyd.

That's the message I shared with his loved ones during today's service:

Grief is a heavy burden to bear — and it's even harder with the eyes of the world watching. I know. But that burden is now a purpose — to change the world for the better in the name of George Floyd. That's the message I shared with his loved ones during today's service:

Georgians are risking their health to cast a vote, only to be met with absurdly long lines, broken voting machines, and polling locations opening late.

It's #VoterSuppression in action, and it's unacceptable in a democracy.

If you’re voting in Georgia, STAY IN LINE!

Georgians are risking their health to cast a vote, only to be met with absurdly long lines, broken voting machines, and polling locations opening late. It's  #VoterSuppression in action, and it's unacceptable in a democracy. If you’re voting in Georgia, STAY IN LINE!

As has always been true at key moments in history, it’s going to depend on young people to go out there and rewrite what is possible. I couldn’t be prouder of all the young people leading that change right now. Here’s my advice for the Class of 2020: https://www.obama.org/updates/president-obama-dear-class-2020/

We’ve seen the power that our voices have when we speak out about injustice––but we also know the toll that it takes on our mental health. Today, I talked to  @John Lewis, Bryan Stevenson, and  @MBK Alliance activists about ways to keep our mental health a priority at this time.

“We inherited extraordinary strengths, but we also inherited trauma.”  @Barack Obama joined  @John Lewis and Bryan Stevenson for a town hall today on the mental toll racism has on people of color. See the conversation and find resources for support at http://Obama.org.

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