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Image description: You’re invited to a State of the Union Social at the White House!
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Come hang out with us IRL — apply to watch the State of the Union with us here at the White House as part of our SOTU Social.

Image description: You’re invited to a State of the Union Social at the White House!

whitehouse:

Come hang out with us IRL — apply to watch the State of the Union with us here at the White House as part of our SOTU Social.

Image description: Political party conventions happen every four years. This photo is from the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. The delegates are wearing Jimmy Carter smile masks.
View more images from political conventions, including illustrations from the humor and satire magazine Puck.
Photo by Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News & World Report, from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Image description: Political party conventions happen every four years. This photo is from the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. The delegates are wearing Jimmy Carter smile masks.

View more images from political conventions, including illustrations from the humor and satire magazine Puck.

Photo by Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News & World Report, from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Asked by ajwatchdc

What is the amount of campaign money President Obama took from Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan in 2011?

You can find campaign finance reports and contributions made to candidates from the Federal Election Commission.

Share Your Ideas with the White House

The White House will soon be launching a new program called “We the People” to give you the chance to share your ideas directly with the administration.

On Whitehouse.gov, you will be able to create or sign a petition seeking action by the federal government. Then you can encourage your friends and family to sign the petition as well.

If a petition receives enough signatures, it will be reviewed by the administration’s policy experts and an official response will be issued. The President will also answer some of the petitions himself.

Learn more about We The People and sign up to receive an email alert when the site officially starts accepting petitions.

From the National Archives’ Today’s Document blog:

Suffrage did not come easy. 

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920.  These photos and documents within the records of the National Archives show that the right to vote was not easily won.