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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

First Lady Asks Public to Vote on ‘Joining Forces Community Challenge’ Finalists

  • February 6, 2012
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First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of the vice president, are urging the public to vote for the People’s Choice Winner for the Joining Forces Community Challenge, an effort to recognize citizens, communities and organizations who have demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the lives of military families and veterans.

Last week, Obama and Biden announced the contest’s 20 finalists, selected from more than 300 submissions. Read profiles of the finalists on the contest website. Winners will be announced March 31.

“These organizations are doing what they do best: providing financial assistance for scholarships and child care, working to build self-esteem in military teens, offering free photo sessions for military families, and so much more. Creative ideas like these can be replicated in communities all across the country, and we can’t wait to see what Americans come up with next,” Obama said.

Obama and Biden launched Joining Forces last year as a way to encourage all Americans to support the Armed Forces and serve the nation’s military families.

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