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June 23, 2012 Headlines: Obama on Title IX, Hillary making moves, ‘n’ Miami’s Mayor’s re-elect ad

Obama reflects on being a dad in Title IX tribute

CNN Political Ticker Sat, 23 Jun 2012 11:21 AM PDT

(CNN) – President Barack Obama used his daughter Sasha as an example of the success of Title IX, a law that prohibits discrimination of women in sports and education, in a Newsweek op-ed that honors its 40th anniversary. Obama, who helps coach his daughter’s basketball team, wrote that while there are “few things more fulfilling than watching your child discover a passion for something,” prior to Title IX, “something like pursuing varsity sports was an unlikely dream for young women in America.”

President Obama to Visit Jackie Robinson Film Set

New York MagazineSat, 23 Jun 2012 15:09 PM PDT

Jackie Robinson

A few weeks after praising African-American baseball players Willie Mays and Jackie Robinson for “lay[ing] the groundwork for a more inclusive America” (and making his presidency possible), Deadline has learned that President Obama is headed to the set of 42, the Robinson biopic currently filming in Atlanta. The White House asked the studio if he could swing by on Tuesday, when he’ll be in town for a series of fund-raisers. The studio’s response: sure, no biggie.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s reelection ad airs during Heat game

Miami Herald Sat, 23 Jun 2012 16:53 PM PDT

How can a political candidate guarantee getting eyeballs on his campaign advertising? By airing it during the NBA Finals, of course. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s reelection campaign aired its first TV spot last week during Game 4 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat. The ad recaps Gimenez’s year in office by highlighting, among other things, that he lowered his salary and submitted a budget to commissioners with a lower property-tax rate. No word on whether it’s merely a stylistic coincidence that the ad features a white background and red lettering — the Heat’s colors.

Clinton selects Kwan – Sat, 23 Jun 2012 PST

The Spokesman-Review Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:16 AM PDT

Nine-time U.S. champion figure skater Michelle Kwan has been chosen for a women’s sports council by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports also includes U.S. soccer stars Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy, tennis pioneer Billie Jean King and perennial WNBA All-Star Tamika Catchings. Former Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt and Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer also are on the council. The State Department says the council is meant to help the United States use its success in women’s sports “to empower girls and foster greater understanding.”

Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and ESPN’s President John Skipper announce a new collaboration between the State Department and espnW — the Global Sports Mentoring Program June 21, 2012. Photo- Michael Gross

 

DipNote, U.S. Department of State Blog Fri, 22 Jun 2012  

Harnessing the power of mentoring, the Department, in collaboration with espnW, will connect international and American women to build capacity and create sustainable sports opportunities for underserved women and girls worldwide. In the fall of 2012, approximately 20 women, ages 25-40, who have been identified as emerging leaders in sports, will travel to the United States where they will be paired with leading American women who work in a sports-related field. Participants may include women who administer or manage sports programs; manage and/or coach sports teams; work in mid-to-upper management roles for corporations with a sports-related focus; work at non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and specialize in sports journalism and mass communication, sports marketing, and sports medicine.