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Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Sunday March 29, 2020 ( 8 items )  

Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol: Sally Ride - Breaking Barriers, Blazing Trails
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol issued the following news: CAP recognizes Women's History Month with a profile of pioneering astronaut Sally Ride. Some barriers are made to be broken. Sally Ride not only broke barriers, she also helped pave the way for others, especially girls and women to follow. Born May 26, 1951, in Encino, California, she and her sister were both encouraged to pursue their interests. Ride was an avid tennis player growing up, ranking   more

American Psychiatric Association Pledges Continued Support for Affordable Care Act on Its 10th Anniversary
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 24 -- The American Psychiatric Association issued the following news release: Ten years ago, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. In addition to its main objective of expanding health insurance coverage to 30 million Americans, the reform package also included a number of elements related to psychiatric care, which have ultimately increased access to treatment for people with serious mental illness and substance   more

As COVID-19 Crisis Worsens, Sen. Duckworth Reiterates Call for Trump Administration to Stop Sabotaging of Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, March 24 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, issued the following news release: On the 10th Anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law and in the midst of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic which threatens to overwhelm our nation's public health infrastructure, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) reiterated today that the Trump Administration should immediately end its attacks on the landmark healthcare legislation. Last week, Duckworth joined  more

Commissaries in a War Zone: Origin of U.S. Stores in Vietnam Date Back to 1959
FORT LEE, Virginia, March 27 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Commissary Agency issued the following news release: In observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29, the Defense Commissary Agency reflects on the service and sacrifice of these veterans and their families, and remembers the commissaries that served them. "We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our Vietnam War-era veterans for their service and sacrifice," said Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O'Neal, senior   more

House Speaker Pelosi Remarks on 10th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act & Unveiling of Take Responsibility for Workers & Families Act
WASHINGTON, March 24 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following remarks on March 23 regarding the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and the introduction of House Democrats' Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act: Ten years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. On that proud day, we took a monumental step forward for the health and financial security of the American people. We expanded n  more

N.Y. A.G. James Marks 10 Year Anniversary of Affordable Care Act by Continuing to Fight to Protect Health Reform Law
NEW YORK, March 25 -- New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement on the 10-year anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: * * * - Coronavirus Underscores Why Every American Should Have the Right to Health Care * * * "In the 10 years since the passage of the ACA, there has never been a time when ensuring access to quality, affordable health coverage is more essential for every New Yorker. "As we battle a global pandemic, imagine  more

Rep. Chu Urges Trump to Drop Lawsuit on 10th Anniversary of ACA
WASHINGTON, March 24 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, issued the following statement: On this day in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama. Since going into effect, the ACA has saved 20 million Americans from having to go without health insurance. In California, 3,999,239 Californians gained insurance thanks to the ACA, a reduction of 61% of the uninsured population. But all of this success is threatened by the lawsuit Texas v. U.S., which is backed by  more

UAW Leader Liz Jackson, a Woman of Firsts, Leaves Powerful Legacy
DETROIT, Michigan, March 24 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: Elizabeth "Liz" Jackson was born Jan 18, 1918, long before the UAW's founding in 1935. Yet once she joined the union, it seemed to be a role crafted especially for her. She was a devoted trade unionist and member of Local 600. She was an African American woman with a voice that captivated audiences and analytical skills that made negotiators pay attention. She was the first African American woman appointed   more