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Barack Obama Heads to Chicago for Second Foundation Summit

Barack Obama Heads to Chicago for Second Foundation Summit

President Barack Obama will attend the second Obama Foundation Summit this weekend. The Summit will bring together young leaders from across the Foundation’s programs launched in 2018, including Obama Foundation Fellows, Scholars, Africa Leaders, Community Leadership Corps participants, and representatives of the Global Girls Alliance and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, as well as some of our neighbors in Chicago. Obama will be joined by singer/actress Janelle Monáe; filmmaker Bing Liu; Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad; comedian Lilly Singh; author Dave Eggers; historian Tara Westover; and National Youth Poet Laureate Patricia Frazier. This year’s theme is “Common Hope. Uncommon Stories.” The conversation will pick up where it started at last year’s inaugural Summit on how individuals can come together to bring about positive change in their communities and around the world. The Summit also will look back on the programs and initiatives the Obama Foundation launched this past year and look ahead to what will come in 2019 and beyond, including the Obama Presidential Center. The event will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago November 18th-19th. More here.

Democrat Andy Kim Flips NJ House Seat and Makes History 

Democrat Andy Kim Flips NJ House Seat and Makes History 

Cory Booker Intros Bill to Extend Educational Benefits for Student Vets

Cory Booker Intros Bill to Extend Educational Benefits for Student Vets