Engage and Connect
President Obama is committed to making this the most open and participatory administration in history. That begins with taking your questions and comments, inviting you to join online events with White House officials, and giving you a way to engage with your government on the issues that matter the most.
President Obama has been working to secure the future prosperity of the African American Community through efforts such as increasing access to health care, creating jobs, revitalizing schools, and the development of targeted job creating investments in underserved communities.
Arab-Americans have contributed to our nation since its earliest days and continue to play a critical role today, and through times of significant change at home and abroad, the Obama Administration’s commitment to meaningful engagement with the Arab-American community remains steadfast.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The Initiative works to increase Asian American and Pacific Islander participation in programs that promote education, business, health, housing, environment, arts, agriculture, employment, transportation, justice, veterans affairs, and economic and community development.
The President works to nurture a society that values the contributions of all of our citizens and residents, including the approximately 50 million people in this country living with disabilities.
Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships works to build bridges between the federal government and nonprofit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to better serve Americans in need.
Hispanics and Latinos
To win the future and secure prosperity for Hispanics and all Americans, we have to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world. The Hispanic community plays an integral part of that plan to win the future.
The President’s vision includes issues that are of vital importance to the American Jewish community, from rebuilding the economy, fighting discrimination, and ensuring access to quality health care, to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship.
The President and his Administration are dedicated to eliminating barriers to equality, fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and engaging LGBT communities across the country.
Recognizing that the best policies for Indian Country come from Indian Country, the Administration has engaged tribal leaders like never before by hosting White House Tribal Leaders Conferences and ordering agencies to create detailed consultation policies.
Seniors and Social Security
President Obama believes that all seniors — not just a privileged few — should be able to retire with dignity. And he believes that all Americans deserve to know that if they become disabled or if they lose the breadwinner in the family, Social Security will be there to protect them.
Our Veterans and their families have sacrificed more than many of us can imagine in defending our freedoms and our way of life. The President is committed to ensuring that their service is never forgotten, and that they receive the benefits and opportunities they have earned.
Women and Girls
The White House Counsel on Women and Girls seeks to ensure that each of the agencies takes into account the needs of women and girls in the policies they draft, the programs they create, the legislation they support.
The President is committed to engaging young people in this country, and the Administration is dedicated to getting youth involved with the issues that matter to them.