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Download as PDF Vol. 79 Wednesday, No. 228 November 26, 2014 Part IV The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9213—National Family Week, 2014 Memorandum of November 21, 2014—Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees Memorandum of November 21, 2014—Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\26NOD0.SGM 26NOD0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\26NOD0.SGM 26NOD0 70763 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 228 Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Title 3— Proclamation 9213 of November 21, 2014 The President National Family Week, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In big cities and small towns throughout our Nation, the strength and diversity of hardworking families reflect the promise of America—that with grit and determination, anyone can build a better future for themselves and their children. Families provide love and encouragement, and they are a source of support and inspiration to a generation limited only by the size of their dreams and the power of their imagination. During National Family Week, we celebrate our family members and the countless ways they lift us up, and we continue our work to bolster the bonds that tie all of us together. Family is the bedrock of our lives, and my Administration is fighting to ensure Americans are able to seize their every opportunity and fulfill their responsibilities to their loved ones. Working mothers and fathers should not have to choose between their career and their life at home—especially when a new baby or an aging parent needs them most—and no one who works full-time should have to raise their family in poverty. Family leave, childcare, and workplace flexibility are not bonuses, they are basic needs; and earlier this year, we held the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families, bringing together private and public sector partners who know that family-friendly policies are good business practices too. My Administration is supporting programs that help families thrive. Many workers who would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage are supporting children and families, and that is why I continue to work to make sure an honest day’s work is rewarded with an honest day’s pay. The Affordable Care Act expands access to quality, affordable health insurance, providing millions of Americans with the freedom to take the best job for their families without worrying about losing their health care. And the Federal Government is leading the way by increasing opportunities for flexible work schedules for Federal employees and giving these workers the right to request them. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Each day, American families do everything right: they work hard, live responsibly, take care of their children, and participate in their neighborhoods. They deserve the opportunity to succeed and a country that supports lasting economic security for all. This week, we recognize the employers and communities that empower families, and we honor our family members and all those who sacrifice to ensure every possibility is within our reach. Let us recommit to building a society where dynamic workplaces support strong families, where time with our loved ones is precious but not rare. 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 November 23 through November 29, 2014, as National Family Week. I invite all States, communities, and individuals to join in observing this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities to honor our Nation’s families. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\26NOD0.SGM 26NOD0 70764 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2014–28190 Filed 11–25–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\26NOD0.SGM 26NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 228 (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)]
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Vol. 79

Wednesday,

No. 228

November 26, 2014

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9213--National Family Week, 2014



Memorandum of November 21, 2014--Creating Welcoming Communities and 
Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees



Memorandum of November 21, 2014--Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. 
Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9213 of November 21, 2014

                
National Family Week, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In big cities and small towns throughout our Nation, 
                the strength and diversity of hardworking families 
                reflect the promise of America--that with grit and 
                determination, anyone can build a better future for 
                themselves and their children. Families provide love 
                and encouragement, and they are a source of support and 
                inspiration to a generation limited only by the size of 
                their dreams and the power of their imagination. During 
                National Family Week, we celebrate our family members 
                and the countless ways they lift us up, and we continue 
                our work to bolster the bonds that tie all of us 
                together.

                Family is the bedrock of our lives, and my 
                Administration is fighting to ensure Americans are able 
                to seize their every opportunity and fulfill their 
                responsibilities to their loved ones. Working mothers 
                and fathers should not have to choose between their 
                career and their life at home--especially when a new 
                baby or an aging parent needs them most--and no one who 
                works full-time should have to raise their family in 
                poverty. Family leave, childcare, and workplace 
                flexibility are not bonuses, they are basic needs; and 
                earlier this year, we held the first-ever White House 
                Summit on Working Families, bringing together private 
                and public sector partners who know that family-
                friendly policies are good business practices too.

                My Administration is supporting programs that help 
                families thrive. Many workers who would benefit from an 
                increase in the minimum wage are supporting children 
                and families, and that is why I continue to work to 
                make sure an honest day's work is rewarded with an 
                honest day's pay. The Affordable Care Act expands 
                access to quality, affordable health insurance, 
                providing millions of Americans with the freedom to 
                take the best job for their families without worrying 
                about losing their health care. And the Federal 
                Government is leading the way by increasing 
                opportunities for flexible work schedules for Federal 
                employees and giving these workers the right to request 
                them.

                Each day, American families do everything right: they 
                work hard, live responsibly, take care of their 
                children, and participate in their neighborhoods. They 
                deserve the opportunity to succeed and a country that 
                supports lasting economic security for all. This week, 
                we recognize the employers and communities that empower 
                families, and we honor our family members and all those 
                who sacrifice to ensure every possibility is within our 
                reach. Let us recommit to building a society where 
                dynamic workplaces support strong families, where time 
                with our loved ones is precious but not rare.

                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 November 23 through 
                November 29, 2014, as National Family Week. I invite 
                all States, communities, and individuals to join in 
                observing this week with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities to honor our Nation's families.

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

[FR Doc. 2014-28190
Filed 11-25-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5