35th Anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation, 2009, 37159-37160 [E9-18085]

Download as PDF 37159 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 143 Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8397 of July 23, 2009 The President 35th Anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every day the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) breathes life into the timeless ideal, ‘‘equal justice under law.’’ It reaches those who cannot afford the assistance they need and those who would otherwise go without vital representation. Today we recognize the 35 years during which the LSC has moved our Nation and our legal system towards greater equality. The LSC brings legal counsel to every corner of the Nation. As the largest provider of civil legal aid to the poor, it supports programs that touch families in every State. Persons of all ethnic and racial backgrounds know its great work, and women, who represent 75 percent of LSC-supported clients, especially benefit from its expertise. The Legal Services Corporation’s work helps improve lives. It allows more people to access the public benefits they deserve, more domestic violence victims to secure the protections they desperately need, and more workers to receive the compensation they have been promised and earned. During an economic crisis, the work of the LSC is especially important. When families face foreclosure, eviction, or bankruptcy, or when communities are targeted by predatory lenders, they need the help of legal professionals. These scenarios are far too common today. Fortunately, the LSC stands ready to meet these demands. Because economically vulnerable communities continue to face an unmet need for legal services, my Administration has supported increased funding for the LSC. I have also recommended lifting several unnecessary restrictions on funding so that more people can receive assistance. These changes are critical to the organization’s mission and work. We have made great progress in protecting the legal rights of our citizens, and the Legal Services Corporation has played a vital role in this story for more than 3 decades. With continued support, it will serve those in need and help our Nation live out its highest ideals. cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with RULES2 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim July 25, 2009, as the 35th Anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation. I call upon legal professionals and the people of the United States to honor the contributions of this vital organization. VerDate Nov<24>2008 09:43 Jul 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28JYD0.SGM 28JYD0 37160 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 28, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–18085 Filed 7–27–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 09:43 Jul 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28JYD0.SGM 28JYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with RULES2 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 143 (Tuesday, July 28, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 37159-37160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18085]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 28, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 37159]]

                Proclamation 8397 of July 23, 2009

                
35th Anniversary of the Legal Services 
                Corporation, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every day the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) breathes 
                life into the timeless ideal, ``equal justice under 
                law.'' It reaches those who cannot afford the 
                assistance they need and those who would otherwise go 
                without vital representation. Today we recognize the 35 
                years during which the LSC has moved our Nation and our 
                legal system towards greater equality.

                The LSC brings legal counsel to every corner of the 
                Nation. As the largest provider of civil legal aid to 
                the poor, it supports programs that touch families in 
                every State. Persons of all ethnic and racial 
                backgrounds know its great work, and women, who 
                represent 75 percent of LSC-supported clients, 
                especially benefit from its expertise.

                The Legal Services Corporation's work helps improve 
                lives. It allows more people to access the public 
                benefits they deserve, more domestic violence victims 
                to secure the protections they desperately need, and 
                more workers to receive the compensation they have been 
                promised and earned.

                During an economic crisis, the work of the LSC is 
                especially important. When families face foreclosure, 
                eviction, or bankruptcy, or when communities are 
                targeted by predatory lenders, they need the help of 
                legal professionals. These scenarios are far too common 
                today. Fortunately, the LSC stands ready to meet these 
                demands.

                Because economically vulnerable communities continue to 
                face an unmet need for legal services, my 
                Administration has supported increased funding for the 
                LSC. I have also recommended lifting several 
                unnecessary restrictions on funding so that more people 
                can receive assistance. These changes are critical to 
                the organization's mission and work.

                We have made great progress in protecting the legal 
                rights of our citizens, and the Legal Services 
                Corporation has played a vital role in this story for 
                more than 3 decades. With continued support, it will 
                serve those in need and help our Nation live out its 
                highest ideals.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim July 25, 2009, as the 
                35th Anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation. I 
                call upon legal professionals and the people of the 
                United States to honor the contributions of this vital 
                organization.

[[Page 37160]]

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

[FR Doc. E9-18085
Filed 7-27-09; 8:45 am]
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