Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The White House, Washington

Today, I'm nominating someone to be our new Librarian of Congress -- the leader of one of our nation's oldest federal institutions -- and I want to introduce you to her.
Meet Dr. Carla Hayden.

Michelle and I have known Dr. Hayden for a long time since her days working at the Chicago Public Library, and her dedication to learning and education is unparalleled.
More recently, she's devoted her career to modernizing libraries so that everyone can participate in today's digital culture. She's been hard at work revitalizing Baltimore’s library system as the CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library, updating its technology and raising money to fund essential improvements. Under her leadership, the Pratt library has become the largest provider of public-access computers in Maryland.
As Librarian of Congress, she'll work in close partnership with Congress, support the copyright office that serves our nation’s creative communities, and explore new ways to share the information housed within our library through innovative technologies.
And I know she'll be a good steward for the important role that libraries play in our communities. Last year, during the unrest in Baltimore, Dr. Hayden and the library’s staff kept the doors of the Pratt open as a beacon for the community.
Finally, she'd be the first woman and the first African American to hold the position -- both of which are long overdue.
So I hope you'll take a couple minutes to watch this video and meet Carla for yourself.
I have no doubt she'll make a fantastic Librarian of Congress.
President Barack Obama


Farewell celebration to say good bye to Ambassador Seixas Corrêa. Mr.Correa was general consul at the consulate of Brazil in New York for two years 

Istenio Reis participed of ceremony realized in the St Rita's Roman Catholic Church. 


The Ambassador Seixas Correa with the fomer Secretary general of IREO Organization Robson Mello.

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February 24, 2016
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Organizing for Action

This is what leading Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee just announced:

"This committee will not hold hearings on any Supreme Court nominee until after our next President is sworn in."

This is unprecedented and outrageous. The Senate has a responsibility to fairly consider whomever the President decides to nominate. Not doing so would leave a seat vacant for over a year, hurting the court, our justice system, and our democracy.

Here's how you can help right now: Spread the word on Facebook or Twitter that the kind of obstructionism we're seeing from the Senate is unacceptable.

The Senate has a responsibility to fairly consider the President's Supreme Court nominee.

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