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Obama appoints Jon Bon Jovi to White House

Written by Michael Carr on December 17, 2010

Yes it’s finally happened the world has gone batshit crazy. The ocean’s are boiling. The deserts are flooded. Powderfinger are original. Jon Bon Jovi has been recommend by President Obama to The White House Council on Community Solutions.

This is so fucking weird I think I’m just going to post the press release.

President Obama today announced his intention to appoint Jon Bon Jovi to the White House Council on Community Solutions. The Council will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilise citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs.

The iconic musician’s efforts with his own Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in recent years have resulted in creative public/private partnerships as well as more than 260 units of affordable housing for low income individuals and families.

On today’s announcement, Mimi Box, JBJSF Executive Director, said, “Jon has shown tremendous passion for his philanthropic work and great compassion in working with the homeless and those living in poverty. I’m confident he will make significant contributions to the important work of this White House Council.”

President Obama said, “These impressive men and women have dedicated their lives and careers to civic engagement and social innovation. I commend them for their outstanding contributions to their communities, and I am confident that they will serve the American people well in their new roles on the White House Council for Community Solutions. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

In addition to providing advice to the President on solving specific community needs, the White House Council for Community Solutions has been tasked with three key functions: enlisting leaders in the non-profit, private, and philanthropic sectors to make progress on key policy goals; providing strategic input and recommendations to help the federal government promote greater innovation and cross-sector collaboration; and honouring and highlighting those making a significant impact in their own communities. The Council will be composed of leaders from non-profits, corporations and foundations who are committed to social innovation and civic engagement.

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