Buffy Wicks Keynote Address to Building a Progressive Future (1 of 2)
Buffy Wicks Keynote Address to Building a Progressive Future (2 of 2)
Buffy Wicks Introduces USAservice.org
Rush Moment; The White House and the NEA
Sean Hannity: Barack Obama’s White House and the NEA Propaganda Scandal
glenn beck NEA links to Valerie Jarrett or whitehouse
Genn Beck on Valerie Jarrett 2-25-10
Glenn Beck Unveils Valerie Jarrett, Part 1
Glenn Beck Unveils Valerie Jarrett, Part 2
National Endowment For The Arts – Ideological Venue For Obama Propaganda !!!
EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda 1/4
EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda 2/4
EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda 3/4
EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda 4/4
Obama Youth Revolution – Sing For Socialism
Background Articles and Videos
by Don Loos
“…BigGovernment.com continues to wake-up America to Obama Administration relationships with ACORN and Big Labor. BigGov’s latest story highlights Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett’s crew member Buffy Wicks who is the former political director of forced union dues financed WakeupWalmart.com (Wakeup). In the conference call, Wicks highlighted the important role United We Serve (Serve.gov) has in President Obama’s Organizing America strategy. See Dana Loesch’s article about Serve.gov directing volunteers to ACORN. …”
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2009 President Obama Launches Office of Public Engagement:
A New Name, Mission for White House Liaison Office
“…President Obama today announced a new name and a new mission for the White House office charged with dealing most closely with the American people. The Office of Public Liaison is now the Office of Public Engagement. OPE, along with the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, will serve as the front door to the White House through which ordinary Americans can participate and inform the work of the President. The current leadership will remain to carry out the new mission and includes Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to the President, Christina M. Tchen, Director of OPE; and Michael Strautmanis Chief of Staff to the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Engagement. Additional staff and issue areas can be viewed at the OPE website at www.whitehouse.gov/ope.In a video announcement about OPE, President Obama said, “This office will seek to engage as many Americans as possible in the difficult work of changing this country, through meetings and conversations with groups and individuals held in Washington and across the country.”
“…Buffy Wicks, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Wicks has a long history in grassroots organizing and civic engagement. Most recently she was the Director of the Renew America Together effort, the call to service issued by then President-elect Obama. She also served on the Obama for America campaign in a variety of roles, including California Field Director and Missouri State Director, and helped develop the national grassroots field strategy. She has also worked in the labor movement, fighting for better health care and wages for disenfranchised workers. She is originally from California and graduated with a double major in Political Science and History from the University of Washington. …”
ACORN tentacles spread throughout White House staff
By Anthony G. Martin
“…Over the past 2 months as Americans have turned against the proposed government takeover of healthcare and other initiatives of the Obama administration, it has also come to light that the President and his operatives have loaded up the White House staff with individuals who have ties to ACORN and big labor.
One of the latest to come to light is Valerie Jarrett’s staff member Buffy Wicks.
Jarrett, of course, is the top senior adviser to Barack Obama who has been with him since the beginning in Illinois and is described by the President himself as a close, personal family friend who is ‘like a sister to me.’ She is also the one who recommended Vann Jones for the job of ‘green jobs czar.’
As a staff assistant to Jarrett, Buffy Wicks’ position is ‘Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.’ In other words, she is a community organizer whose employment history involves working with ACORN and labor unions to promote and implement a Leftist agenda on U.S. business, particularly targeting corporations like Wal-Mart:
What the Obama Administration’s Buffy Wicks did with Wakeup, and it continues to do with an apparent partnership with ACORN, is to engage in a “corporate campaign” against Wal-Mart in an attempt to inflict as much financial stress on its target as possible. For an insiders view of what it is like to be a target of a corporate campaign a good read is Dave Bego’s book, The Devil at My Doorstep, a chronicle of the shameless three-year corporate campaign he and his employees endured.
These corporate campaigns are not about worker choice, they are about inflicting financial costs and public image damages to companies like Bego’s and Wal-Mart.
Essentially, this means that Buffy Wicks was a professional troublemaker hired by Big Labor to work hand-in-hand with ACORN in an effort to inflict pain to bring one of the nation’s largest employers to its knees. So far, the efforts by Wicks and ACORN have only served to reduce Wal-Mart’s ability to hire new people and lower prices for its customers.
Now, ACORN collaborator Wicks is inside the Obama White House as it oversees record unemployment. If the White House continues to place Big Labor staffers like Wicks who worked for organizations hostile to worker freedom throughout its Administration, then the Obama Administration will likely become the antithesis to job growth and the primary obstacle to any future U.S. economic recovery. …”
ACORN-Tied Buffy Wicks from Obama White House in on NEA Propaganda Art Call
By Matthew Vadum
“…It turns out Buffy Wicks, deputy director of President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement, was on the teleconference call.
Wicks is a political operative who was worked with ACORN.
My sources in the progressive movement say Wicks handled the Obama campaign in Missouri last year. Obama lost in Missouri and activists in that state and people within the Obama campaign placed the blame for the defeat squarely on her shoulders.
After failing to win Missouri for Obama, Wicks had a very hard time finding a job but somehow she landed a job in the Obama White House. It’s unclear how she did that.
Wicks used to work for Wake Up Wal-Mart (wakeupwalmart.com), which is not a formal affiliate of ACORN but is an ACORN-sponsored spinoff group. The group works very closely with ACORN and is modeled after ACORN’s own anti-Wal-Mart affiliate W*A*R*N* (Wal-Mart Alliance for Reform Now).
Wake Up Wal-Mart entered into a national partnership with ACORN in 2005. In a Wake Up Wal-Mart press release from 2005, ACORN national president Maude Hurd said: “This is a new day in the fight to change Wal-Mart. We have created an unprecedented, bottom-up force for change which will demonstrate why Wal-Mart needs to change now.” …”
An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities aka Hatch Act
“…The Hatch Act of 1939 is a United States federal law whose main provision is to prohibit federal employees (civil servants) from engaging in partisan political activity. Named after Senator Carl Hatch of New Mexico, the law was officially known as An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities.
The act precluded federal employees from membership in “any political organization which advocates the overthrow of our constitutional form of government.” During the Second Red Scare, this designation was interpreted to include communist and labor organizations. …”
“…The original Act forbids intimidation or bribery of voters and restricted political campaign activities by federal employees. It prohibits using any public funds designated for relief or public works for electoral purposes. It also forbids officials paid with federal funds from using promises of jobs, promotion, financial assistance, contracts, or any other benefit to coerce campaign contributions or political support.
The most restrictive measure was brought about by Republicans in the Senate. It dictates that persons below the policymaking level in the executive branch of the federal government must not only refrain from political practices that would be illegal for any citizen but must abstain from “any active part” in political campaigns.
An amendment on July 19, 1940 extended coverage to state and local employees whose salaries include any federal funds. This amendment also set an annual ceiling of $3 million for political parties’ campaign expenditures and $5,000 for individual campaign contributions. …”
What Did The White House Do Wrong?
by Hans von Spakovsky and Elliot S. Berke
“…By seeking to enlist the private sector in lobbying for the President’s agenda, the alleged conduct may have violated the Anti-Lobbying Act (18 U.S.C. §1913), which as Ben Shapiro pointed out in a previous piece, explicitly provides:
No part of the money appropriated by any enactment of Congress shall, in the absence of express authorization by Congress, be used directly or indirectly to pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone, letter, printed or written matter, or other device, intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, a jurisdiction, or an official of any government, to favor, adopt, or oppose by vote or otherwise, any legislation, law, ratification, policy, or appropriation, whether before or after the introduction of any bill, measure or resolution proposing such legislation, law, ratification, policy or appropriation.
The Anti-Lobbying Act, according to government handbooks, prevents government employees from engaging in “substantial ‘grass roots’ lobbying campaigns … expressly urging individuals to contact government officials in support of or opposition to legislation …. Provid[ing] administrative support for lobbing activities of private organizations”
It is important to note that 18 U.S.C. §1913 only applies to federal officers or employees and not to the private recipients of federal grants, contracts or other federal disbursements. Thus, while the artists who responded to the NEA’s request for political help may not have violated this particular provision of federal law, Yosi Sergant, who was apparently the main person behind the NEA phone call, and other members of the White House staff who were involved in the May 12 meeting at the White House, may very well have violated §1913. Those staffers included “people very close to the President” according to Mike Strautmanis, Chief of Staff for the Office of Public Engagement. Punishment for such a violation can be severe – a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each violation. …”
White House caught on tape directing politicization of National Endowment for the Arts
By Thomas Lifson
In the following segment, Buffy Wicks, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, clearly identifies this arts group as a pro-Obama collective and warns them of some “specific asks” that will be delivered later in the meeting.
- “I just first of all want to thank everyone for being on the call and just a deep deep appreciation for all the work you all put into the campaign for the 2+ years we all worked together.”
- “We won.”
- “I’m actually in the White House and working towards furthering this agenda, this very aggressive agenda.”
- “We’re going to come at you with some specific asks here.”
- “I hope you guys are ready.” …”
Many of the people in charge of the SEIU funded anti-WalMart movement, such as the imposing Buffy Wicks, have moved on to work for Obama, who was also funded by the SEIU. In a full employment economy, fine, try and unionize WalMart through cardcheck. Just don’t try and do it in a collapsing economy. …”
Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs
“…The Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs is a unit of the White House Office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. It was formerly known as the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Under President Barack Obama, senior advisor Valerie Jarrett oversees the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, with Christina Tchen as Director of Public Engagement and Cecilia Muñoz as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.
“…The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs works closely with state and local officials elected by the American people to ensure America’s citizens and their elected officials have a government that works effectively for them and with them. Due to the importance of state and local governments are to the creation and implementation of national policy, it is especially important for the Office to provide a readily accessibly method of direct communication for local officials to discuss and raise awareness of local concerns.
The Office of Public Engagement seeks to allow more readily the views of the ordinary American citizen to be heard within the administration. The Office also seeks to coordinate events that brings members of the administration in contact with members of the public. The “town-hall” style meetings held by President Barack Obama since being elected are an example of this policy at work. The Office also acts as a cheerleader for the administration and seeks to ensure, along with the Office of Communications the coordination of the administration message amongst different departments in order to ensure full and balanced exposure. …”
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Buffy Jo Christina Wicks (born August 10, 1977) is the executive director of the Priorities USA Action pro-Hillary Clintonsuper PAC and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. She is also vice-president for political affairs at AKPD Message and Media. She is the former deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama Administration. She is also known by the sobriquet given to her by Walmartexecutives, “Buffy the Walmart slayer,” for her role as the former political director of the 2006 Wake Up Wal-Mart campaign to protest the minimum wages and benefits paid to Walmart employees.
Born in Foresthill, California in 1977, Wicks graduated from Placer High School in 1995. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1999 with a B.A. degree in political science and history.
In 2000, she began a two-year program for an International Master in Peace, Conflict, and Development Studies (PEACE Master) of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI),Castellón, Spain, under the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace, but left in 2001 and did not complete the degree.
2013 Vice president for political affairs at AKPD Media and Fellow, Center for American Progress; 2012 Obama campaign, director GOTV; Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement (May 2009-April 2010); Director, Renew America Together (January–May 2009); 2008 Obama campaign: Missouri state director, Texas deputy director, California field director; Political Director, “Wake Up Wal-Mart” (2006-2007); Organizer in the ‘Anti-War in Iraq’ campaign in San Francisco, CA. Co-founded Hoi-Polloi, “a people’s organization created by a small group of conscientious thinkers striving for world peace.”; Campaign manager on Jay Fetcher’s 2004 state Senate campaign in Colorado; Des Moines organizer on Howard Dean‘s Iowa caucus campaign.
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