Barack Obama@barackobama

Dad, husband, President, citizen.

https://www.obama.org/

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Name: Tanisha Cidel

Organizations: Evolutionary Arts and Entertainment, Norland Middle School and AileyCamp Miami

What inspires me: Motivating our youth and those young at heart to achieve their personal success. I use innovative ways to teach the performing arts while sneaking in life lessons, building confidence, being compassionate, and listening to my students.

At the #ObamaSummit I am hoping to share: My enthusiasm and passion for arts in education, and how imperative it is to utilize the arts as a vehicle to create social change.


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Name: Genevieve Whitaker

Organization: Virgin Islands Youth Advocacy Coalition, Inc.

What inspires me: I am inspired and rather humbled by my God-given calling to serve as an agent for systemic change within my society and, by extension, the world.

At the #ObamaSummit I'm hoping to share: The experiences that have shaped my human rights activism and my vision for change.


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Name: Darius Ballinger

Organization: Chasing23 Youth Empowerment Group

What inspires me: I used to be a high school dropout and an inmate. I thought my very being didn’t matter—but all that has changed. I know now that who I am—as a husband, a father, and a mentor—matters.

At the #ObamaSummit I'm hoping to share: The idea that every single person, regardless of who they are or where they come from, matters.


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We’ve invited civic leaders from all over the world to Chicago for a hands-on exchange of ideas—and I’m turning my Instagram account over to some of them. Meet some of the amazing young people who have come up with creative ways to make an impact in their communities, and follow @obamafoundation for more on the #ObamaSummit.


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Last night, the ex-Presidents got together in Texas to support all our fellow Americans rebuilding from this year’s hurricanes. We’ve seen a lot of hardship and heartbreak in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. But in the darkness, we’ve seen shining examples of what’s best about America. Neighbors pitching in to help their neighbors, veterans dropping in to help people they’ve never met, Americans taking care of one another, looking out for one another, without regard for what we look like, where we come from, or how we pray. If you want to know who we are, what America is, how we step up when required – that’s it. Selflessly. Compassionately. Without fear. And for as long as it takes. Find out how you can help at OneAmericaAppeal.org. Photo by @PeteSouza


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When I left office, I told you all that the single most important thing I could do would be to help prepare the next generation of leaders to take their own crack at changing the world. The @ObamaFoundation Fellows program is looking to do just that -- train and support civic innovators who are solving problems in their communities in creative and powerful ways. Apply to join our inaugural class of twenty Fellows by Friday, October 6th: www.Obama.org/Fellowship


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These young people that I met at McKinley Tech today are the reason I'm hopeful about the future. To all the young people headed back to school around the country: Make us proud. You're the next generation of leaders, and we need you.


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Have a #blessed Halloween.


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Quotes from the President—for your wall. Get a poster from the @OFA Store today. → Link in profile.


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Not all heroes wear capes—but some do.


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Dream big.


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"At the end of the day, the one thing I’m absolutely convinced about is: Everybody cares about their kids, their grandkids, and the kind of world we pass on to them." —President Obama #ActOnClimate #SXSL


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"Last year, across every race, across every age group in America, incomes rose and poverty fell. The typical household income grew by about $2,800—which is the single-biggest one-year increase on record. We lifted 3.5 million people out of poverty, the largest one-year drop since 1968." —President Obama


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"That’s our most important mission, to make sure our kids and our grandkids have at least as beautiful a planet, and hopefully more beautiful, than the one that we have. And today, I'm a little more confident that we can get the job done." —President Obama #ActOnClimate #ParisAgreement


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Happy Anniversary. 💕


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Fall is in the air. 🍂


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"We embrace conservation because healthy and diverse lands and waters help us build resilience to climate change." —President Obama

Taking bold action to combat climate change is critical—say you support the fight. → Link in profile. #ActOnClimate


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Happy 100th birthday to our National Park Service, which works tirelessly to preserve our parks. These breathtaking national treasures show the real beauty of our country, and our children and grandchildren should be able to enjoy that beauty, too. That's why President Obama has worked so hard to protect more than 265 million acres of land and water—more than any other president in history. #NPS100


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Happy #NationalBookLoversDay to readers young and old.


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Make sure to show President Obama some love today—wish him a happy 55th birthday. Sign the card now. → Link in profile.


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Tomorrow is President Obama's last birthday in office—make it count. Sign @OFA's card now. → Link in profile.


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Help President Obama keep that smile going on his birthday. Sign @OFA's birthday card today. → Link in profile.


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LAST CALL: Enter for a chance to meet President Obama this summer before tonight's deadline. → Link in profile.


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Get some face time with President Obama this summer. Enter now for your chance to meet him in person. → Link in profile.


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Want to see President Obama's smiling face in person? This is your chance. Enter now and you could be heading to Washington, D.C., this summer. → Link in profile.


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We have to act now. Say you support bold action on climate change. → Link in profile. #ActOnClimate


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Happy #NationalPetDay.


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Today is the last day to enter for a chance to see James Taylor perform live in Chicago this summer. Don't miss it. → Link in profile.


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"I’ve selected a nominee who is widely recognized not only as one of America’s sharpest legal minds, but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, integrity, even-handedness, and excellence." —President Obama

Add your name if you think Judge Merrick Garland deserves a fair hearing. → Link in profile.


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You and a friend could fly to Chicago this summer to meet James Taylor—and see him perform live. Enter now for your chance. → Link in profile.


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