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2014-04-14 12:31:18

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the nation's leading advocate for family literacy, announced the launch of a virtual book drive in celebration of its 25(th) Anniversary. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/72990 Beginning today, and continuing through Friday, April 25(th), you can visit www.helpthemread.org to vote for your favorite children's book. For every vote cast, Scholastic will donate a...

2013-12-04 23:03:04

80 children's books donated to the RSU 1 Adult Education Sail into Literacy program Bath, Maine (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 SAIL into Literacy was established with funds from the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy 4 years ago. The program is unique due to the collaboration with Bath Regional Career and Technical Center (BRCTC). The secondary students who participate in the Early Childhood Occupations program at BRCTC, along with their instructor, run an Early Learning Center...

2013-12-03 20:23:04

HOUSTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The LBJ Foundation has awarded the LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award to former President George H. W. Bush, in recognition of his leadership in public service and commitment to civil rights. In a ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at the offices of our 41(st) President in Houston, Texas, Foundation Board members presented President Bush with the award. Joining President and Mrs. Bush at the presentation were his son, Neil, and...

2013-07-10 12:21:49

Online registration and housing opens July 22 with discounted rates McLEAN, Va., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adding to the list of distinguished keynote speakers over the past several years, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans next January. Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009-2013 after nearly four decades in public service as an...

2013-05-20 12:25:32

Republica will lead the development of a national advocacy movement to generate awareness for family literacy. MIAMI, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Republica, one of America's fastest-growing agencies, announced today that it has been selected agency of record by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Republica will develop a national bilingual campaign focused on creating an advocacy movement that raises awareness for family literacy. The campaign will tap into various...

2012-12-17 16:23:30

Former Director of the LBJ Presidential Library delivers illuminating biography of Lady Bird Johnson NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's been five years since Lady Bird Johnson's death and this Saturday, December 22(nd), would have been her 100(th) birthday. Michael Gillette, the former director of the LBJ Presidential Library's Oral History program, conducted more than forty interviews with Lady Bird spanning 20 years, covering the complete personal story of a shy...

2012-02-08 10:21:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every four years, Americans elect a president. And every four years, presidential candidates and reporters face off on the campaign trail. On Feb. 17 -- in time for Presidents Day weekend -- the Newseum, the interactive museum of news in Washington, D.C., will open a new election-year exhibit, "Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press." The exhibit, sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and...

2011-05-09 11:16:00

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented move, Conscience magazine asked leading authors to provide a comprehensive analysis of President Barack Obama's prochoice record. Many in the progressive reproductive rights and women's rights field have whispered it, some have murmured it, but Conscience has finally broken the silence about the administration's abysmal failure to take action on choice issues. David Nolan, the editor of Conscience, said, "In recent...

2010-10-19 09:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Illiteracy continues to be a problem facing many Americans. In the early 1980's, 35 million adults couldn't read above an eighth-grade level, and 23 million more beyond a fourth-grade level. Today, that number has increased to 30 million people who have below basic literacy skills, with 63 million others who possess very basic literacy proficiency -- a statistic that continues to trouble former First Lady Barbara Bush. Both in and out of the White...

2010-08-23 05:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by Gordon Felt, President, Families of Flight 93: "We are deeply honored that First Lady Michelle Obama will join with Former First Lady Laura Bush and all of us on September 11th to honor the heroes of Flight 93. Their recognition places our personal loss in its truest and most meaningful context." SOURCE Families of Flight 93