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Lady Gaga meets with Valerie Jarrett at the White House

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WASHINGTON--White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett met with Lady Gaga at the White House and other administration staffers on Tuesday to discuss ways to prevent bullying, including a project funded by the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation.

Writing afterwards in a White House blog Jarrett said,
"Today, I had the opportunity to welcome her to the White House, where we discussed ways we could work together to make sure that no child comes under attack, regardless of his or her race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor.

"One of Lady Gaga's newest projects is joining together with the MacArthur Foundation and Harvard University to launch the Born This Way Foundation, which will explore ways to help change the culture, the policies, and the curriculum surrounding the safety of our children in school.

"Lady Gaga has described this cause as a personal one - she has said that as a child, she was often picked on for being different. I am deeply moved by the way she has used her story, and her success, to inspire young people, and shine the spotlight on important issues

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