National Consumer Protection Week, 2009, 9737-9738 [E9-4819]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / Presidential Documents 9737 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8347 of February 27, 2009 National Consumer Protection Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Consumer education helps every American who enters the marketplace. When making a purchase, consumers should know their rights and should learn about goods and services before they buy. This knowledge allows consumers to make sound decisions and protects families and individuals from fraud and abuse. Consumer vigilance also prevents problems before they arise. During National Consumer Protection Week, we highlight consumer education efforts to help Americans make wise decisions. Federal, State, and local agencies; private sector organizations; and consumer advocacy groups band together to encourage Americans to learn about the protections the law affords and to take full advantage of the resources available for consumers of every age. This year’s theme for National Consumer Protection Week, ‘‘Nuts & Bolts: Tools for Today’s Economy,’’ focuses on the basic information consumers need as they face the opportunities and pitfalls of the marketplace. Every day, consumers make tough choices about saving, investing, and spending their hard-earned money. Whether selecting a mortgage payment plan, seeking a credit report, or buying a car, staying well-informed and vigilant can help citizens make prudent choices. A few days, hours, or even minutes of preparatory research can ultimately save time and money. rmajette on PRODPC74 with MISC3 As part of National Consumer Protection Week, the Federal Trade Commission has organized a coalition of public- and private-sector organizations to provide practical tips on a wide range of topics. These tips are available at www.consumer.gov/ncpw. The website also includes information on home foreclosure, identity theft, and protecting businesses. Working together, consumers, businesses, and Government can strengthen our robust free market for the benefit of all Americans. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:10 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MRD1.SGM 05MRD1 9738 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 1 through March 7, 2009, as National Consumer Protection Week. I call upon Government officials, industry leaders, and advocates across the Nation to provide our citizens with information about consumer rights, and I encourage all Americans to take a proactive role in strengthening our economy. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtythird. [FR Doc. E9–4819 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:10 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MRD1.SGM 05MRD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rmajette on PRODPC74 with MISC3 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 42 (Thursday, March 5, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 9737-9738]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4819]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8347 of February 27, 2009

                
National Consumer Protection Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                 Consumer education helps every American who enters the 
                marketplace. When making a purchase, consumers should 
                know their rights and should learn about goods and 
                services before they buy. This knowledge allows 
                consumers to make sound decisions and protects families 
                and individuals from fraud and abuse. Consumer 
                vigilance also prevents problems before they arise. 
                During National Consumer Protection Week, we highlight 
                consumer education efforts to help Americans make wise 
                decisions. Federal, State, and local agencies; private 
                sector organizations; and consumer advocacy groups band 
                together to encourage Americans to learn about the 
                protections the law affords and to take full advantage 
                of the resources available for consumers of every age.

                 This year's theme for National Consumer Protection 
                Week, ``Nuts & Bolts: Tools for Today's Economy,'' 
                focuses on the basic information consumers need as they 
                face the opportunities and pitfalls of the marketplace. 
                Every day, consumers make tough choices about saving, 
                investing, and spending their hard-earned money. 
                Whether selecting a mortgage payment plan, seeking a 
                credit report, or buying a car, staying well-informed 
                and vigilant can help citizens make prudent choices. A 
                few days, hours, or even minutes of preparatory 
                research can ultimately save time and money.

                 As part of National Consumer Protection Week, the 
                Federal Trade Commission has organized a coalition of 
                public- and private-sector organizations to provide 
                practical tips on a wide range of topics. These tips 
                are available at www.consumer.gov/ncpw. The website 
                also includes information on home foreclosure, identity 
                theft, and protecting businesses. Working together, 
                consumers, businesses, and Government can strengthen 
                our robust free market for the benefit of all 
                Americans.

[[Page 9738]]

                 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim March 1 through March 7, 
                2009, as National Consumer Protection Week. I call upon 
                Government officials, industry leaders, and advocates 
                across the Nation to provide our citizens with 
                information about consumer rights, and I encourage all 
                Americans to take a proactive role in strengthening our 
                economy.

                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-seventh day of February, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-4819
Filed 3-4-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P