Valerie Jarrett joins media startup as senior adviser
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Valerie Jarrett announced Tuesday that she is joining a Los Angeles-based media startup firm called ATTN: as a senior adviser.

Jarrett writes in a blog post that she will work to advance positions she supports, such as "gender equity, criminal justice reform, and engaging citizens to protect our civil rights and advocate for positive change."

She also praised ATTN: for having a "fresh and unique perspective" on the news of the day, rather than a "regurgitation of cable news."

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Jarrett added that she will help ATTN: "continue to reach policymakers who want to get their message out to wider audiences."

Jarrett, a longtime family friend of the Obama family, served as former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden raised key concerns with Putin, but may have overlooked others Democrats have turned solidly against gas tax Obama on Supreme Court ruling: 'The Affordable Care Act is here to stay' MORE's senior adviser for the duration of his tenure in the White House. After his term ended, she began working as an unpaid adviser for the Obama Foundation.