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Saturday, January 17, 2009

JANUARY 20, 2009 ~ A NEW ERA BEGINS

PASSING ON INFORMATION ABOUT THE INAUGURAL EVENTS . . .

The Inaugural Committee sent this email today:

In just a few short days, the 56th Presidential Inaugural will be fully underway.

This will be an inauguration for all Americans, and we have an exciting list of events planned, even if you won't be in Washington, D.C. I wanted to send you an update about some of the items on the agenda:

Sunday, January 18th

We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, free, live broadcast on HBO -- At 2:30 p.m. EST, HBO will offer a free nationwide broadcast of the We Are One concert featuring Bono, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend and more. Check your local listings to find out where you can watch the free HBO broadcast.

Monday, January 19th

Renew America Together: National Day of Service -- The Obama and Biden families will be participating in volunteer service in the Washington, D.C. area, and would like you to take part in your community. Join any one of more than 10,000 service events already scheduled across America, or host your own:

http://www.USAservice.org/calltoservice

Kids' Inaugural: We Are The Future -- After being part of the day of service, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will host a free Kids' Inaugural concert for the children of military families. Performances by Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Bow Wow and others will be broadcast on the Disney Channel and Disney Radio beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Tuesday, January 20th

The Neighborhood Ball -- On the night of the Inauguration, the newly sworn-in President and the First Lady will attend the first-ever Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. Join the celebration by hosting or attending a Neighborhood Ball in your own community:

http://www.pic2009.org/ball


ABC will broadcast the Washington, D.C. Neighborhood Ball, and the Presidential Inaugural Committee will be live blogging from the ballroom.

These are just a few of the events planned in the coming days. Visit www.pic2009.org to find out more. And to make sure you get up-to-the-minute updates about these and other Inaugural events, text OPEN to 56333.

I thank everyone who has committed to volunteering at the Inaugural events, or supported us with a donation. You make all of this possible, and have helped us to organize the most open and accessible inaugural in our nation's history.

We look forward to celebrating with all of you.

Thank you,

Emmett

Emmett S. Beliveau
Executive Director
2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee

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WEBCAST: Save Darfur Coalition and The Enough Project Panel On President Obama and Darfur

WHAT: Webcast on Darfur Policy Expectations for the Obama Administration
WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 2009 — 2 p.m. EST to 2:45 p.m. EST
WHERE: http://www.savedarfur.org/enoughproject/signup

About the Web Cast
The new administration presents a real opportunity for the United States to use its tremendous experience in peacemaking to finally resolve the Darfur conflict. A policy letter to the new President from the Save Darfur Coalition and the Enough Project advocating an end to genocide, war, and the crisis in Sudan details a practical plan to bring peace to the region. Our two experts will discuss the plan and their expectations for the new administration: who the key players will be, the likely timetable and level of priority peacemaking in the Sudan will receive.

Jerry Fowler
, President, Save Darfur Coalition, an expert on genocide and international law. An international human rights lawyer and author, he previously served the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Lawyers' Committee on Human Rights.

John Prendergast, Co-chair of the Enough Project, an Africa policy expert, activist, and author who has participated in numerous peace processes in Africa, including his service at the National Security Council and the Department of State during the Clinton Administration.

The Save Darfur Coalition is an alliance of 180 faith-based, advocacy and human rights organizations - raises public awareness about the ongoing genocide in Darfur and mobilizes a unified response to the atrocities that threaten the lives of people throughout the Darfur region. The coalition's member organizations represent 130 million people of all ages, races, religions and political affiliations united together to help the people of Darfur. For more information on the coalition, please visit www.SaveDarfur.org

Enough is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on crises in Sudan, Chad, eastern Congo, northern Uganda, Somalia, and Zimbabwe. Enough's strategy papers and briefings provide sharp field analysis and targeted policy recommendations based on a "3P" crisis response strategy: promoting durable peace, providing civilian protection, and punishing perpetrators of atrocities. Enough works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve these crises. To learn more about Enough and what you can do to help, visit www.enoughproject.org.



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