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Happy Thanksgiving: Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights

A look at this week's highlights from the Council on Women and Girls.

Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights. If you have friends or family who would like to support the efforts of the Council on Women and Girls, please visit our website and share this link with others on Facebook and Twitter.

Before pardoning the Thanksgiving Turkey, President Obama visited New Hampshire on Tuesday to talk about taxes. The payroll tax cut put in place last year will expire in 40 days unless Congress steps in to change that. The President’s American Jobs Act goes even further, providing the average American family with a tax cut of more than $1,500. When it comes to women, the Jobs Act would help to increase the paychecks of 77.9 million women in the workforce – providing us with more money to support ourselves and our families. You can calculate your own savings with this online calculator.

That savings is money that could be used to help support America's Small Businesses. This Saturday, November 26th, is the second annual Small Business Saturday. Small businesses are the engines of job creation and essential to strengthening our national economy. That’s why the President has cut taxes for small businesses and helped them to get access to the capital they need to expand and create the jobs we need now and for decades to come. Come out on Saturday and support a woman-owned small business in your community.

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Best wishes from all of us at the White House Council on Women and Girls for a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Students, Country Music and the First Lady

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First Lady Michelle Obama talks to students about the importance of following their passions and chasing their dreams before a workshop with musicians Lyle Lovett, Darius Rucker, and Kris Kristofferson.


Girls Scouting Science: A Roundtable Discussion

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Around the Country

Tapping the Power of Technology to Teach Children Around the World

Progress and Persistence in Pursuit of Workplace Equality

Caring for Families of Returning Soldiers

North Carolina Entrepreneur Says American Jobs Act Will Help Expand Her Business

Avra Siegel is the Deputy Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls.