DAILY SNAPSHOT Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Featured First Lady Michelle Obama: “I’m First” Today, we are releasing a special video message from the First Lady in which she talks about being the first in her family to attend college. This video is part of the “I’m First” storytelling project, which lifts up the stories of first-generation college students in order to inspire future generations. As the First Lady says in her video, “no matter where you come from or how much money your family has, I want you to know that you can succeed in college, and get your degree, and then go on to build an incredible life for yourself.” Watch the First Lady share her experience as a first-generation college student: Top Stories Making Progress on ConnectED Yesterday, President Obama announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will invest $2 billion over the next two years to dramatically expand high-speed Internet connectivity for America’s schools and libraries — connecting more than 20 million students to next-generation broadband and wireless. He also announced that private-sector companies have committed more than $750 million to deliver cutting-edge technologies to classrooms. READ MORE Announcing the First White House Maker Faire At the 2012 White House Science Fair, Joey Hudy wowed the President by using a homemade cannon to send a marshmallow flying across the State Dining Room. Joey then handed the President a business card reading, “Don’t be bored, make something.” The saying became a rallying cry for the President’s efforts to grow a generation of students who are “makers of things, not just consumers of things.” Inspired by “Joey Marshmallow” and the millions of citizen-makers driving the next era of American innovation, we are thrilled to announce plans to host the first-ever White House Maker Faire later this year. READ MORE Last Chance: Apply for the Chance to Attend a White House State Visit Arrival Ceremony On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, President Obama and the First Lady will welcome President François Hollande of France to the White House. Sign up before 6:00 PM ET tonight for your chance to join other White House social media followers at the Official Visit. READ MORE Today’s Schedule All times are Eastern Time (ET) 10:45 AM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:15 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the 2014 UAW National Community Action Program Conference 11:30 AM: The President meets with senior advisors 1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney 1:45 PM: The President meets with Democratic Senators at the Senate Democratic Issues Conference 4:00 PM: The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew 4:45 PM: The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of State Kerry Facebook Twitter | More Ways to Engage Did Someone Forward This to You? Sign Up for Email Updates This email was sent to 1779642876@qq.com Unsubscribe | Privacy Policy Please do not reply to this email. Contact the White House The White House • 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW • Washington, DC 20500 • 202-456-1111