December, 2011

Political Party Time Candidate Fundraisers Feed – Sunlight Foundation

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Polling Place Information by the Voter Information Project – New Organizing Institute

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Lady Gaga visits the White House to discuss bullying prevention

By at December 11, 2011 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

By Beth Marlowe, Washington Post

Little Monsters, rejoice! Pop superstar Lady Gaga will visit the White House Tuesday to discuss anti-bullying initiatives with member of the Obama administration.

 

 

President Obama was not home to meet the fashion icon—he was in Kansas on Tuesday afternoon to give a major economic speech,so Gaga (real name Stefani Germanotta) met with staffers from the Office of Public Engagement to discuss how to end bullying, which the administration has said affects 13 million U.S. students.

The issue isn’t new to either the Obama administration or to the pop singer. Earlier this year, the White House hosted a conference on bullying, and Gaga has often spoken publicly against bullying.

She did so again in September when 14-year-old student and Gaga fan Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide after being bullied for his sexuality. Gaga tweeted, “It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones life….Bullying must become illegal. It is a hate crime. I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end.”

No word yet on what Gaga, who’s famous for pushing the sartorial envelope, wore to the White House, but we’re guessing she left themeat dress at home

 

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