Valerie Jarrett

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Team Up with Michelle Obama for Left’s Push for Vote By Mail

Former first lady Michelle Obama made a big push for vote by mail during a virtual voter registration drive on Monday that included appearances by a giddy Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who recently recovered from COVID-19. While the online event was billed as a non-partisan effort, it was dominated by former Obama administration faces, including former special White House advisor Valerie Jarrett.

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Jarrett Calls on Dem Presidential Candidates to ‘Break with Conventional Wisdom and Announce a Running Mate That’s a Woman of Color’

Former President Barack Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on Tuesday urged whichever 2020 Democratic presidential candidate emerges as the leader after the conclusion of Super Tuesday to “break with conventional wisdom and announce a running mate that’s a woman of color,” especially if it is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden or former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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African American Obama Admin Alums Back ‘Squad’: ‘Nothing More Un-American’ than Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Remarks

A group of 148 African Americans who served in former President Barack Obama’s administration backed the “Squad”—Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MN), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN)—on Friday evening against President Donald Trump’s “racist” attacks, vowing to be more vocal as Trump tries to make the “Squad” the face of Democrats.

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