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Barack Obama @BarackObama Washington, DC

Dad, husband, President, citizen.

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Joined Twitter 3/5/07


I will never forget the commitment to reconciliation and peace that I encountered in Hiroshima in 2016. The memory… https://t.co/GIjlRF1wy5We have to treat voting as the most important action we can take on behalf of democracy. So make sure you are regis… https://t.co/XXZCVaeClQLet’s guarantee that every citizen has equal representation in our government. And end partisan gerrymandering, so… https://t.co/2MgP4zRm8lWe can do this by making sure every American is automatically registered to vote, including formerly incarcerated p… https://t.co/BBi8kBNqdcWe've got to fight harder to protect the right to vote. It’s one of the most powerful tools we have––and we can sta… https://t.co/q8Vf6Mchg5Today is the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act––one of the crowning achievements of our democracy. But once… https://t.co/bl3sG7vC0Y
8/6
2020
I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats.… https://t.co/u6X6CJK2uz
8/3
2020
Welcome home, @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug! We launched the Commercial Crew program to strengthen our U.S. space p… https://t.co/yLnOCtQnIL
8/2
2020
This pandemic is far from over––and our medical professionals continue to put their lives on the line to keep our c… https://t.co/d9ENKM4Jz6
8/1
2020
John believed that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage and a longing to do what’s right. We a… https://t.co/pd9uyy6EVPJohn spent his entire life fighting for justice and equality––and now he has left behind his marching orders for al… https://t.co/42L3k7s8Bg
7/30
2020
Michelle and I have spent a lot of time together these past few months. We’ve had a lot of good talks—and this one’… https://t.co/nzGEFadeIr
7/29
2020
It's National Vote By Mail Day. Voting by mail is easy and safe. Take a few minutes to request your vote-by-mail ba… https://t.co/UhTTlT3RdcArianna’s a supporter of our campaign who’s been organizing food drives for her community during the COVID crisis.… https://t.co/ft6xu811li
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7/28
2020
We're 100 days away from Election Day and there is too much at stake to sit this one out. Now's a good time to make… https://t.co/fgxPs3I077To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I got the chance to talk to the next gene… https://t.co/QrIrQzflpY
7/26
2020
Although we’ve seen some positive findings recently about the possibilities of developing a vaccine for COVID-19, t… https://t.co/EGXDZni0Ri
7/24
2020
I sat down with @JoeBiden to talk about the most pressing issues of our time. He's exactly the leader we need right… https://t.co/r3mJ18szdH
7/23
2020
Doesn’t get much better than sitting down to talk with my friend Joe. https://t.co/5a5VWua1JD
7/22
2020
Ten years ago, I signed Wall Street reform into law. It was the most sweeping set of financial regulations since th… https://t.co/aCejY9X1AR
7/21
2020
Not many of us get to live to see our own legacy play out in such a meaningful, remarkable way. John Lewis did: https://t.co/KbVfYt5CeQ
7/18
2020
Some thoughts on the Reverend C.T. Vivian, a pioneer who pulled America closer to our founding ideals and a friend… https://t.co/Pw8vNppa47
7/17
2020
Here’s a quick look at how our response stacks up with countries around the world: https://t.co/AEIlpub72eThe latest data offers a tragic reminder that the virus doesn’t care about spin or ideology––and that the best thin… https://t.co/MFinvcuNu5
7/15
2020
Get registered and find out how you can vote by mail at https://t.co/JQJjdF7JxM.Voting by mail shouldn't be a partisan issue––especially during a pandemic. Everybody should be able to request an… https://t.co/GTfpiOKIkC
7/13
2020
It’s clear our communities are crying out for change—and what that change looks like is up to us. That’s why it’s i… https://t.co/nP4zjrNUUtFinally, here’s a look at how Germany reshaped police training after the horrors of World War II and how this appro… https://t.co/pyxJeIvRMcAnd here’s a counterbalance that argues for substantial reforms to policing and oversight but not fewer police. https://t.co/DwQoyobGRXHere’s a piece that outlines the need for a more aggressive overhaul of policing. https://t.co/yJlSb0MmyKAs communities around the country try to reimagine how law enforcement can operate in a just, effective and non-dis… https://t.co/omdC67UnSY
7/9
2020
For too long, gerrymandering has contributed to stalled progress and warped our representative government. Redistri… https://t.co/UxR0zIcHQc
7/8
2020
Our founding promise has never been guaranteed. Each generation has been called to bring us a little closer to our… https://t.co/GVmt02uZXG
7/4
2020
This holiday weekend, let’s be safe and smart. It’s going to take all of us to beat this virus. So wear a mask. Was… https://t.co/0dVvsNXKpO
7/3
2020
Today I’m tipping my hat to all the giants in the Negro Leagues, from Satchel Paige to Toni Stone and so many other… https://t.co/iko4cg7avO
6/29
2020
Thinking back to that day reminds me of how much strength we can find in one another, in good times and in bad. We’… https://t.co/0ftq2eXH7J
Retweeted by Barack ObamaIn the afternoon of June 26, 2015, @BarackObama traveled to Charleston to eulogize Reverend Pinckney after a racist… https://t.co/AEsTRyPAAU
Retweeted by Barack ObamaJim’s courage and persistence helped change America for the better. And so did every American who marched, organize… https://t.co/o0f9SogkU5
6/26
2020
Michelle and I want every kid in Chicago to grow up knowing even better opportunities than we had. We’re happy to h… https://t.co/7UFpMs1tYt
6/25
2020
👉 En exclusiva el expresidente @BarackObama envió un mensaje especial a los hispanos sobre la importancia de salir… https://t.co/UD08Lhaoyc
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6/24
2020
I’m joining my friend @JoeBiden tomorrow to talk about everything that’s at stake in this election. I hope you’ll… https://t.co/GXFdHJKNZE
6/22
2020
Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It's a celebration of p… https://t.co/hJizn233ST
6/19
2020
...and now to stand up for those ideals, we have to move forward and elect @JoeBiden and a Democratic Congress that… https://t.co/oXCVDUdUuQEight years ago this week, we protected young people who were raised as part of our American family from deportatio… https://t.co/ESMtOK4Dmo
6/18
2020
And here are two more essays that powerfully express the hope, heart, grief, and rage that are driving this moment… https://t.co/TWYLZVRcBRThese Nashville teenagers are representative of the remarkable leadership we’re seeing from young people across the… https://t.co/1MsQSOkYmwToday reminds us that progress might be slow. It might take decades. But no matter what things might look like toda… https://t.co/ly0o2d1R94
6/16
2020
This young generation makes me optimistic about our future. By protesting, they’re speaking up and shining a light… https://t.co/lyetlwrzXAIn Columbia, Maryland, young people wielded social media to connect across boundaries, amplify voices, and enact so… https://t.co/n7ab06FEjwThis group of Nashville teens led a peaceful march with tens of thousands of people in their community. https://t.co/KWVsI0Z53EOver the past few weeks, we’ve seen young people in every corner of the country step up and become leaders. Through… https://t.co/6RNGht3c9L
6/11
2020
It’s too early to tell if it’s permanent, but the changes brought on by COVID-19 are forcing many of us to reflect… https://t.co/RLXqbE382n
6/10
2020
Grief is a heavy burden to bear — and it's even harder with the eyes of the world watching. I know. But that burden… https://t.co/HCgYVHvL0v
Retweeted by Barack ObamaGeorgians are risking their health to cast a vote, only to be met with absurdly long lines, broken voting machines,… https://t.co/zpH6u7Oeag
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6/9
2020
As has always been true at key moments in history, it’s going to depend on young people to go out there and rewrite… https://t.co/viFa6HM4xE
6/7
2020
We’ve seen the power that our voices have when we speak out about injustice––but we also know the toll that it take… https://t.co/ObdM8RkgEf
6/6
2020
On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we #WearOrange to honor the victims and survivors of gun violence––which co… https://t.co/cNV3OQ1knd
6/5
2020
Third, every city in this country should be a @MBK_Alliance community. We have 250 cities, counties, and tribal nat… https://t.co/ELtGDZNoZDSecond, every mayor should review their use of force policies with members of their community and commit to report… https://t.co/22stCoND3eFirst, there are specific evidence-based reforms that would build trust, save lives, and lead to a decrease in crim… https://t.co/Y9NYL1AmEpReal change requires protest to highlight a problem, and politics to implement practical solutions and laws. As I m… https://t.co/Yg1ta1Ky1nIn our @MBK_Alliance town hall yesterday, I mentioned James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time. From 1962, it remains a s… https://t.co/ywCjOXeBU3
6/4
2020
And third, an extraordinary essay by the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces, Mik… https://t.co/JCBGWiKaAqSecond, a reminder of the difference politics and voting can make in changing who has the power to make real change… https://t.co/tnz7P3x0FGHere’s a useful read––a reminder of the importance of de-escalation by police in their interactions with protestors… https://t.co/TCoDH04Zan
6/3
2020
"Let’s do this another way. Let's stop thinking our voice don’t matter and vote. Not just for the president...educa… https://t.co/VGoEJ3yauSLet’s get to work. https://t.co/jEczrOeFdvI know the past few months have been hard and dispiriting. But watching the heightened activism of young people mak… https://t.co/9BnI4CgWk0If you want to take concrete action, but you’re not sure how, we’ve created a site to connect you with useful resou… https://t.co/4YMMTGxakV5. The more specific we can make demands for criminal justice and police reform, the harder it will be for elected… https://t.co/Wi0pBxRRm74. So if we want to bring about real change, the choice isn’t between protest and politics––we have to do both. We… https://t.co/qq1dawV1JF3. To do that, we have to know which levels of government have the biggest impact. Changing the federal government… https://t.co/bCjdJWhoqy2. The point of protest is to raise public awareness, to put a spotlight on injustice, and to make the powers that… https://t.co/PSbu6NO4Fk1. The protests represent a genuine and legitimate frustration over a decades-long failure to reform police practic… https://t.co/WKpFr1vNcxUltimately, it’s going to be up to a new generation of activists to shape strategies that best fit the times. But I… https://t.co/SwIgqMXvKkAs millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of G… https://t.co/Z0Q0coDIIUI wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change––and pulled to… https://t.co/XALZHP1MMb
6/1
2020
My statement on the death of George Floyd: https://t.co/Hg1k9JHT6R
5/29
2020
If you believe in a more just, more generous, more democratic America, now is the time to fight for it. Here’s a te… https://t.co/wjDlgys1Uc
5/27
2020
On Memorial Day, we honor those who gave all for us. That takes different forms this year, but it’s even more vital… https://t.co/wUBXJWWoKs
5/25
2020
And here’s more on the approach Sweden has taken, which differs from some of its neighbors: https://t.co/Qw5R0O5RhMSouth Korea has focused on testing to guard against outbreaks: https://t.co/51h11Pb3HZAs all 50 states begin the process of reopening, here are three articles that offer some lessons from other countri… https://t.co/k6xeoaH9zmThe Class of 2020 is full of the leaders we need to bend the arc of history toward a better future—and our HBCU gra… https://t.co/NGsbvF4QP6
5/23
2020
As Chicago navigates the health crisis, its residents continue to show up for one another in their communities. It’… https://t.co/d1kWPJJzqd
5/20
2020
Congrats to the high school Class of 2020, as well as to the teachers, coaches, and most of all, parents and family… https://t.co/2IoU6E9qnq
5/17
2020
It’s time to #GraduateTogether with President @BarackObama. Hats off to you, #ClassOf2020! Get ready to tune in! https://t.co/1LNfR0YEJt
Retweeted by Barack ObamaCongratulations to the HBCU Class of 2020! Michelle and I are so proud of you. As you set out to change the world,… https://t.co/bpuDRcqGrZGraduating is a big achievement no matter what, but with all that the Class of 2020 has dealt with to get across th… https://t.co/nuR3SUdo8F
5/16
2020
Vote.Michelle and I want to do our part to give all you parents a break today, so we’re reading “The Word Collector” for… https://t.co/c70wTBGE3y
5/14
2020
Despite all the time that’s been lost, we can still make real progress against the virus, protect people from the e… https://t.co/vX0RkWj9EZ
5/13
2020
Change comes when all of us step up and play our part in this democracy. By encouraging our young people, like thes… https://t.co/9zmQTVM1YI
5/11
2020
Even if you can’t give the moms in your life a hug today, I hope you can give them an extra thank you today. Thank… https://t.co/vsJxawNfbF
5/10
2020
There’s no limit to the devotion I’ve seen in teachers like these @ChiPubSchools educators. Their dedication shapes… https://t.co/2vmmINSTBV
5/6
2020
I’ve always loved joining commencements––the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. Even if we can’t get… https://t.co/8Ja4pnbgcz
5/5
2020
The folks of the Chicago @fooddepository—and food banks in communities like yours—are working overtime to feed the… https://t.co/HO23W6drUL
5/1
2020
The pandemic has magnified the financial insecurity of too many American families, the deep and real racial dispari… https://t.co/69d67PL3so
4/27
2020
In moments of crisis, we look out for one other. And we need leaders with empathy who will bring people together ra… https://t.co/2VaX5YcOjjThis pandemic has painfully brought to the surface many of the reasons I launched @MBK_Alliance—structural racism r… https://t.co/VMSf31sBLt
4/25
2020

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