For the eleventy-billionth time, Jerry Abramson is meeting with Barack Obama in Washington D.C. to talk about things like job creation, fat kids and potentially why Harry Reid is so full of racism. Under the purview of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, here’s a glimpse at Jerry’s three-day itinerary.
Part of the White House discussion will include the results of the small business leaders’ round-table meeting that Abramson held last month at the request of President Obama. About 20 local business owners contributed ideas for creating jobs and stimulating the economy.
Abramson, who created the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown initiative in Louisville, is one a handful of mayors who will meet with First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss efforts to fight childhood obesity. Mrs. Obama is leading her own initiative to combat childhood obesity and asked leaders with successful healthy-lifestyle programs to share their ideas.
Abramson will attend meetings with several Cabinet secretaries and Senate leadership including Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid.
But what is there to talk about, really? By 2015, we’ll all of us be wearing gold diapers in our flying carbon-neutral cars to the downtown arena to watch the Cards win their fourth consecutive NCAA championship of the new millennium. Right?