In an outgoing public announcement on Jan. 20, 2017, former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle shared this video talking about their new foundation that would be more than a library or museum for American citizenship participation. Continue reading →
U.S. President Barack Obama recently signed the new 21st Century Cures Act, the last bill signed into law under his administration. The legislation aims to combat the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic that is “ripping apart families and communities.” Continue reading →
“Our nation is being robbed of men and women who could be workers and taxpayers, could be more actively involved in their children’s lives, could be role models, could be community leaders, and right now they’re locked up for a non-violent offense.” All because, “our criminal justice system isn’t as smart as it should be” according to President Barack Obama in remarks he made in his address at the NAACP’s 106th national convention on July 14, 2015.
And the he added that “mass incarceration makes our entire country worse off, and we need to do something about it.
Listen to his full remarks in this White House video of him “outlining the unfairness in much of our criminal justice system, and highlighting ideas of reform, the reasons why we need to reform America’s criminal justice system, and why we need to invest in our communities and expand opportunity for all Americans while keeping Americans safe and secure.”