Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the First Lady spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner, We the People turned one-year old, and the President addressed the UN General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative.
- We The People, a platform on whitehouse.gov that allows anyone to create or sign petitions to ask the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues, turned one year old.
- In the evening, the First Lady delivered the keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner, the final event at the CBC Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference.
- The President traveled to New York City and joined the First Lady for a taping of “The View.”
- The President addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, where he remembered Ambassador Chris Stevens and spoke about the importance of tolerance and free speech in a world that grows more inter-connected every day.
- The President also spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, where he highlighted his administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking, and the need for the United States to take a leadership role in the global movement to end modern slavery.
- Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes took a look back at the President’s trip to the UN for “The Rhodes Traveled.”
- The Vice President and Dr. Biden hosted their fourth annual reception and fiesta, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Naval Observatory.
- The White House hosted a Google+ Hangout for anyone who wanted to learn more about the Obama Administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking at home and abroad.